In the News: 

New Research institute suggests changes in criminal court processing to reduce Dane County Jail population

Experts: Wisconsin criminal justice reform starts with looking at pretrial detention

Pretrial, bail reform subject of June 3 presentation

County launches new mental health effort

Building Bridges mental health program served more than 500 students, new Dane County efforts planned

How a pre-arrest opiate program is saving lives in Wisconsin

As state sues OxyContin maker, Dane County officials offer help: "No one's alone in this fight"

Wisconsin attorneys grant legal aid to immigrants along the border and within the state

Transports of people with mental health illnesses costing law enforcement

Dane County 911 adopts policy to help veterans in crisis

Dane County: Criminal justice database, initiatives to yield results

Restorative Community Court finds success in Sun Prairie

Algorithms Can Decide Pre-Trial Jail

Dane County Executive Parisi and District Attorney Ozanne Announce New Domestic Violence Efforts

Dane County remains focused on the intersection of mental health issues and criminal justice.


Police "desperate" for psychiatric hospital

Dane County study to find gaps in mental health service coverage

Dane County courts test data-driven tool used to set bail for defendants

Dane County takes steps forward to address issues within criminal justice system

Police beef up response to mental illness in Dane County

Dane County explores mental health crisis center to curb incarceration

Growing county plus smaller jail means alternatives to lockup for law-breakers

Dane County has all hands on deck to divert those with mental illnesses from jail.  What's next?

Dane County hosts workshop aiming to end racial bias

Dane County receives $50,000 to support Community Restorative Court

Community Restorative Court seeks to promote, include community in program

Dane County Criminal Justice Council Partners with the Laura and John Arnold Foundation and Researchers from Harvard University to Improve Criminal Justice Outcomes Press Release

Report: Criminal Justice Overhaul Begins With Data Press Release

Vera Institute: Dane County Receives Grant to Defend Immigrants in Danger of Deportation

City-County Collaboration to Reduce Jail Population