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State Bar No. 1081975
Assistant District Attorney:
Sheila M. Yohnk
State Bar No. 1097920
The District Attorney is the chief prosecutor in Washburn County. In this role, the District Attorney represents the State of Wisconsin and Washburn County in all criminal, traffic and county ordinance violation cases. The District Attorney’s Office partners with the Sheriff’s Office, Birchwood, Minong, Spooner, and Shell Lake Police Departments, the State Patrol, the Department of Natural Resources, and the State Division of Criminal Investigation to enforce laws for the protection of people, property and rights.
The Washburn County District Attorney also represents the Department of Health and Human Services in all child protection matters and prosecutes all cases in Juvenile Court.
The goal of the District Attorney’s Office is to promote public safety and the rule of law while ensuring the fair, effective, and efficient administration of justice. The District Attorney’s Office holds offenders accountable, but also attempts to provide access to services for those within the system. The District Attorney’s Office acts to ensure that victim’s rights are respected and protected.
The District Attorney participates in the Washburn County Drug Court, the Child Death Review Committee, the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council, and the Multi-Disciplinary Team.
The Washburn County Domestic Abuse Intervention Program, Marijuana Awareness Program, Community Service, Intoxicated Driver Intervention Program, Electronic Monitoring and Drug and Alcohol Court are criminal justice programs actively supported through the work of the District Attorney’s office.
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