Clarence Johnson Begins as WCS Executive Director
Clarence Johnson became the WCS Executive Director on January 1, 2017.See Press Release!
Jefferson County Alcohol Treatment Court
311 S. Center Ave.
Room 204A & 204B
Jefferson, WI 53549
(920) 674-8723 *Please use during office hours*
Fax: (920) 674-7116
7:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. – Monday thru Friday
*The office is closed between 12:00 P.M. and 1:00 P.M. for lunch*
The mission of Jefferson County Alcohol Treatment Court (JCATC) Program is to reduce the number of repeat drunk drivers (OWI) by allowing OWI offenders to participate in alcohol and other substance abuse treatment under strict judicial and community supervision. The ATC will use community and justice system resources in a cost effective and efficient manner while holding offenders accountable and enhancing public safety.
ABOUT THE JEFFERSON COUNTY ALCOHOL TREATMENT COURT
In 2014, Jefferson County implemented the JCATC Program for alcohol offenders in response to the serious community problem of operating while intoxicated as it relates to repeat drunk drivers. There are 54 active drug courts in Wisconsin and the Jefferson program is focusing solely on alcohol as the drug of choice. The JCATC offers its participants the opportunity to break the cycle of drunk driving, to improve their chance of a sober and healthy life, and to contribute to a safe community while under strict judicial and community supervision.
This program’s multifaceted approach utilizes a team concept made up of the Judge, Case Managers, Defense Attorney, District Attorney, Probation and Parole and treatment professionals. It is a four-phase program and the intensity of services decrease as participants progress through the program. In each phase, participants must comply with routine court appearances, case management appointments – including office and home visits, treatment requirements and random alcohol and drug testing. Intensive case management is a critical component to provide support and monitoring, assisting participants in reaching their goals. Treatment for participants consists of: assessment and treatment planning, individual and/or group counseling for substance use and other issues, regular attendance at community self-help support meetings, and assistance with education, life skills, parenting, financial and employment issues.
Positive reinforcement is provided for compliance in the program. A system of graduated sanctions and therapeutic interventions will be imposed in response to non-compliance. The average length of stay in the program is dependent on each participant’s progress as they move through the four phases. Graduation may occur within one year, but it could take longer based on the participant’s treatment needs and compliance with program requirements.
- Jefferson County Alcohol Treatment Court Participant Handbook (3rd)
- Jefferson County Alcohol Treatment Court Participant Handbook (4th)
- Jefferson County Alcohol Treatment Court Participant Handbook (5th)
The Jefferson County Alcohol Treatment Court is a collaborative effort between
Jefferson County and Wisconsin Community Services, Inc. (WCS)