The Second Judicial District of Wisconsin Veterans Treatment Court is a cooperative effort by the following agencies:
- Racine County Circuit Courts
- Kenosha County Circuit Courts
- Walworth County Circuit Courts
- Racine County District Attorney’s Office
- Kenosha County District Attorney’s Office
- Walworth County District Attorney's Office
- State Public Defender’s Office
- County Veteran Service Officers (Kenosha, Racine, Walworth)
- U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
- Kenosha Health Clinic
- NJM Management Services
- Behavioral Health Services of Racine County
- Racine County Executive
- Racine County Sheriff’s Department
- Southeastern Monitoring Inc.
- WI Department of Corrections-Probation and Parole
It is funded by Kenosha County, Racine County, Walworth County, a Department of Justice Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant, and community donations.
The mission of the Veterans Treatment Court of the Second Judicial District of Wisconsin is to honor veterans by restoring them to a productive life by providing judicial support, treatment and supervision thereby enhancing public safety.
- Improve access to Veteran services,
- Expedite movement through the criminal justice system,
- Facilitate sobriety Improve health and well-being of participants,
- Re-establish Veterans as productive members of their community.
The target population of the Second Judicial District’s Veterans Treatment Court consists of U.S. military veterans suffering from alcohol and/or drug dependence and/or a treatable mental health diagnosis that has contributed to the commission of a criminal offense. The process begins with submission of the Veterans Eligibility Questionnaire.
Service in the United States Armed Forces (All military discharges and any duration of service will be considered);
Residency in Kenosha, Racine, or Walworth Counties;
Suffering from an alcohol and/or drug dependence and/or a treatable mental health diagnosis;
A pending misdemeanor or felony level offense (except those requiring a mandatory prison sentence);
Voluntary enrollment by the veteran;
Consent of the prosecuting attorney for referral to the Veterans Treatment Court;
Clinically appropriate for the structure of this program as determined by the team following an clinical evaluation completed by the team coordinator or Veteran Justice Outreach Specialist;
Eligibility for benefits through the Department of Veterans Affairs is not required.
Potential participants are identified and placed in the program as a condition of a court-imposed sentence resulting from a negotiated plea agreement.
Veterans Treatment Court Documents
Jennifer Hofmeister, Coordinator
1717 Taylor Ave - 3rd Floor
Racine, WI 53403