The Waukesha OWI Treatment Court provides intensive supervision and case managment of third and fourth offense drunk drivers post conviction with intensive judicial oversight. There is an emphasis on treatment in an effort to help offenders break the cycle of drunk diving, improve the chances of a sober and healthy life, and contribute toa safe commnity. It was the first alcohol treatment court in Wisconsin. The program is based on a drug court model, which has 10 key components that Wisconsin Community Services (WCS) integrates and follows. The drug court model has been around since 1989 when the first drug court was established in Miami-Dade County, Florida.
The mission of Waukesha County OWI Treatment Court 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 OWI Treatment Court will use community and justice system resources in a cost effective and efficient manner while holding offenders accountable an enhancing public safety.
The Waukesha Drug Treatment Court (DTC) provides case managment to adult offenders struggling wiht drug addiction and who are pending non-violent felony charges wiht the court. The program follows the state and national standards for Treatment Courts to include the 10 key components. The Waukesha County Drug Treatment Court offers participants the opportunity to break the cycle of addiction, improve the chances of a sober, crime fee, and healthy life and contribute to a safe community through intensive supervision and case manamement.
As of January, 2019, 130 participants have gradulated since the programs inception in 2012.