Drug and Alcohol Court Team attends Conference

The Washburn County Drug and Alcohol Court (DAC) team attended 20 hours of comprehensive training at the Heartwood Conference Center on October 21-23. The Wisconsin Treatment Court Standards Training was conducted by the Wisconsin Association of Treatment Professionals (WATCP) for region 10 consisting of 13 northwestern Wisconsin counties.


The mission of the Washburn County Drug and Alcohol Court is to reduce substance abuse and criminal behavior in order to improve the lives of offenders, families, and the community by providing intensive court supervision and substance abuse treatment while holding offenders accountable for criminal behavior. Drug and alcohol court is held the second and fourth Tuesday of every month at 08:30 AM and is conducted in open session. Washburn County averages 6 participants referred predominately by DOC area Probation Agents. For further information regarding the Washburn County DAC you can contact Kim Shafer at 715-468-4734.


Picture caption: AODA Treatment Provider Darren Cox, Circuit Court Judge Hon. Eugene Harrington, Case Manager Lori Henderson-Olson, MH/AODA Coordinator AJ Simon, Jail Administrator Dan Brereton, Justice Programs Coordinator Kim Shafer. Not pictured: District Attorney Tom Frost, Probation Agent Tammy Adler, Public Defender Attorney Martin Jarvis.Drug Court Conference photo