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UW-Extension is inviting Wisconsin's Criminal Justice system professionals to share information about their programs, best practices, and innovative ideas. Please contact us today to contribute your knowledge and experiences!

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Two new county sharing sessions have been scheduled for May and June.  Please click on the Media & Resources section to read about them!

understanding the criminal justice system
Prevention

Services helping to create a positive environment to prevent problematic behavior that can sometimes lead to criminal activity.

Dane County | Trempealeau County (pdfs)
Services for Victims

These organizations provide information regarding victim's rights during the adjudication process, support, resources and counseling during times of crisis, and access to monetary compensation.

Examples: Rape Crisis Center, VOICE for Victims

Dane County | Trempealeau County (pdfs)
Intervention Programs

Court ordered and voluntary programs, resources, services and treatment, all of which provide external motivation to change a behavior and have roots in community treatment.

Examples: Tellurian, ARC Community Services

Dane County | Trempealeau County (pdfs)
Courts

Official bodies made up of one or more judges that hear disputes and dispense justice.

Examples: Public Defender, Probation and Parole

Dane County | Trempealeau County (pdfs)
Incarceration

The period of time during which a person is in the custody of law enforcement; for purposes of this website, the period includes pre-trial, post-trial (awaiting sentencing), the actual sentence, electronic monitoring, and extended supervision.

Examples: Law Enforcement, Alternatives to Incarceration
 
Re-Entry

Services for those returning to their community after spending time in jail, prison or treatment facilities, making the transition easier.

Dane County | Trempealeau County (pdfs)