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Wisconsin Association of Treatment Court Professionals (WATCP) is a professional organization representing the interests of treatment courts in the State of Wisconsin. WATCP’s multidisciplinary membership includes judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys, court administrators, treatment providers, probation and community corrections officers, social service caseworkers, and other stakeholders in the field of treatment courts.

The core mission of the WATCP is to reduce substance abuse, crime and recidivism by promoting and advocating the establishment and funding of treatment courts and providing for collection and dissemination of information, technical assistance and mutual support to association members.

It is the design of the WATCP to associate with and/or work closely with other Wisconsin criminal justice or treatment organizations focusing on improving local justice system management and community corrections alternatives.


Below is link for the DRAFT WATCP Standards.  Members are welcome and encouraged to review these standards and forward any comments/questions/suggested revisions via email to Liesl Nelson  (click on her name to send email).

WATCP Wisconsin Treatment Court Standards Publication Revised – 2018


REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR THE 2018 WATCP COORDINATORS CONFERENCE:  September 19-20, 2018 Holiday Inn, Stevens Point, WI.  Room blocks open now.  online:  WI Assn. of Treatment Court Professionals or by phone:  715-344-0200 



***********************************************************************************We are excited to announce FREE Diversion Standards Training – Save the Date and Spread the Word!!

As part of the EBDM Initiative, the State Criminal Justice Coordinating Council’s Model Policies and Training Subcommittee has worked to develop statewide Diversion Standards for Pre-Charge and Post-Charge Diversion models. The intent of these Diversion Standards is to complement the existing Treatment Court Standards, and provide a basis for implementation and training for all TAD and non-TAD funded areas throughout Wisconsin.

As a result of this development, there will be 3 regional trainings on these Standards in the Fall of 2018.

Please Note: This training is Completely FREE and all expenses will be covered (hotel) or reimbursed (meals & mileage).

Training Information:

  • Pre-Charge and Post-Charge Diversion models
  • Training intended for both established Diversion programs and those looking to establish a Diversion program
  • Credits will be applied for – Judicial, Legal and Law Enforcement

Learn how to:

  • Manage cases more effectively
  • Establish a diversion program in your jurisdiction
  • Align your program with Diversion standards
  • Identify appropriate diversion participants
  • Improve recidivism rates and public safety

Who Should Attend:

  • We are offering this training for all who are interested in improving their Diversion program or developing a Diversion program in their jurisdiction.

Conference Dates: Diversion Standards Training 2018

September 12-13 (Madison – Memorial Union)

September 26-27 (Eau Claire – Chippewa Valley Technical College)

October 3-4 (Appleton – Fox Valley Technical College)


Please note that blocks of rooms will be held and announced at a later date. If your place of employment or home (whichever is closer, per state policy) is more than 50 miles away, your hotel room (for Wednesday & Thursday nights) will be covered by the grant. However, you are responsible for booking your own room and providing a credit card to hold the reservation.

Additional information regarding this training will be distributed in the future. For now, please save the date and location that works best for you and share with your team members.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Sara Tupper – tuppers@doj.state.wi.us

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