In 2011, the Risk Reduction Treatment Court (RRTC) was developed as a hybrid problem-solving court. The mission of RRTC is to collaborate and implement a research-based intervention to break the cycle of recidivism, hold offenders accountable and keep our community safe. The treatment court structure depends on extensive supervision, consistent monitoring and intensive treatment. RRTC identifies, intervenes, incarcerates, and rehabilitates offenders appropriate for the program. Our target population of participants includes repeat OWI offenders, offenders with substance abuse or dependence, and offenders with mental health concerns. A grant awarded by the Wisconsin Department of Justice in 2013 expanded RRTC services to domestic violence offenders and veterans with offenses.
RRTC hold offenders accountable and develops an intensive treatment plan that focuses on resources for rehabilitation. It involves collaborative team decision-making, case management, extensive court oversight, and requires motivation and commitment from the offender to successfully complete an intensive program designed to end his or her cycle of substance abuse and criminal behavior. RRTC provides recovery from addiction, improved mental and physical health, and an opportunity to become productive members of society. The RRTC team consists of the criminal justice coordinator, two case managers, the district attorney, the assistant state public defender, the department of corrections, law enforcement, and circuit court.