Effective justice strategies
The following material has been gathered by the PPAC Effective Justice Strategies Subcommittee to provide information and resources about promising practices in regard to effective justice strategies in Wisconsin.
Each year more Wisconsin counties are developing collaborative teams to problem solve around justice system and public safety issues in their communities. An effective collaborative team can bring about improvements and new initiatives that cannot be achieved by a single agency or organization (i.e. problem solving courts, utilization of risk assessment tools, community service programs, restorative justice, etc.). Collaborating councils provide the necessary foundation for communities to fully assess the needs of the local criminal justice system and develop programming and practices in response to these needs. Judges play a critical role in these collaborative teams by convening the appropriate justice system leaders and offering a unique perspective of the system and its impacts from an objective and neutral vantage point.
Wisconsin Collaborating Council Directory and Information Clearinghouse
Select a highlighted county from the map below to view information for that county or view the entire directory here.
Other useful links about collaborative problem solving
- Barron County appendix
- Dane County appendix
- Eau Claire County appendix
- La Crosse County appendix
- Marathon County appendix
- Portage County appendix
- Waukesha County appendix
Five Reasons Why Judges Should Become More Involved in Establishing, Leading, and Participating on Collaborative, Policy-Focused Teams by Richard P. Stroker, State Justice Institute, Center for Effective Public Policy.
For more information contact: Statewide Problem-Solving Court Coordinator Michelle Cern at (608) 266-8861.