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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



BJA Opens FY 2018 Adult Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program Solicitation

Deadline: June 5, 2018

The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) released the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Adult Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program solicitation. The grant program provides financial and technical assistance to states, state courts, local courts, units of local government and Native American tribal governments to implement and enhance treatment courts.

Treatment court models eligible for funding include adult drug courts, driving while intoxicated (DWI)/driving under the influence (DUI) courts, co-occurring courts, veterans treatment courts and tribal healing to wellness courts.

BJA’s FY 2018 grants emphasize integration of the National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP) Adult Drug Court Best Practice Standards into existing drug court services. In addition, all applicants must demonstrate the treatment court(s) for which funds are sought do not deny eligible clients access because of their use of FDA-approved medications for the treatment of a substance use disorder (medication-assisted treatment).

Grants are available in the following categories:

  • Implementation grants: $500,000 for 48 months
  • Enhancement grants: $500,000 for 48 months
  • Statewide grants: $2 million for 48 months

Applications are due on June 5, 2018.

Click here to access the grant!



Funding Opportunities Announced for Juvenile and Family Treatment Courts

Applications due June 21, 2018

The National Association of Drug Court Professionals is pleased to announce the release of a grant solicitation for juvenile and family treatment court programs.

Offered by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention in the Office of Justice Programs at the U.S. Department of Justice, thegrant program seeks to expand and improve the lifesaving models of both juvenile and family treatment courts. 

Grants are awarded in three categories: 

  • Category 1: Juvenile drug treatment courts – grants are available to jurisdictions with a fully operational (for at least one year) drug court. Seven $900,000 grants are available, lasting 48-month periods.
  • Category 2: Family drug courts enhancement – Awardees will be seeking to enhance fully operational family drug courts.Seven $900,000 grants are available, lasting 48-month periods.
  • Category 3: Family drug courts implementation – Awardees will be seeking to implement a family drug court in a jurisdiction where one does not currently exist. Five $600,000 grants are available, lasting 48-months periods.  

Grant funds in this solicitation are not available for adult drug courts or veterans treatment courts. The deadline to apply for the Adult Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program at the Bureau of Justice Assistance is June 5.

Applications are due June 21, 2018

Click here to access the grant solicitation!

PLAN AHEAD!!!    2018 WATCP Coordinator Conference: September 19 & 20, 2018 ~ Holiday Inn Resort and Conference Center, Stevens Point, WI 

Cost for this 2 day event will be $240.00  Cost includes Breakfast/Lunch and Snacks on both days