- Introduction to County Initatives
What Works Wisconsin is a comprehensive report to the Wisconsin Governor’s Juvenile Justice Commission and the Wisconsin Office of Justice Assistance prepared by the University of Wisconsin-Madison and University of Wisconsin-Extension, Cooperative Extension. This report synthesizes current research on scientific approaches to delinquency prevention and community-based intervention and includes an overview of the latest concepts, terms and models.Visit Website
Established in 2001 to help Wisconsin youth, families and communities achieve their maximum potential. BFI funds are meant to maximize prevention resources through cross-system, community-driven continuum of care approach. The Brighter Futures Initiative is the strategy, or catalyst, that encourages the pooling of prevention funds, as well as “in-kind” services.Visit Website
- Primary Prevention Programs
The Early Truancy Intervention Program
The Early Truancy Intervention Program (Marathon County) provides intensive intervention services to truant youth, including daily meetings with program staff who use games and incentives to get students excited about attending school daily. Weekly and monthly progress reports are sent to parents showing how well not only their child is doing but also how well they are doing getting their child to school every day.
Rapid Response Services
Rapid Response Services (Dodge County) is a voluntary, community based, collaborative, wrap-around program designed to hold youthful offenders, of elementary and middle school aged children, accountable and to reduce recidivism.
Manitowoc County is working with Kids at Hope® to produce Treasure Hunters throughout the community. A Treasure Hunter is an adult who is committed to searching for all the talents, skills, and intelligence that exist in children. A Treasure Hunter also believes that all children are capable of success, no exceptions!
Read More about the Kids at Hope work going on in Manitowoc and note two upcoming dates for their Certificate in Hopeology orientation events, April 4 and April 5.
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- Secondary Prevention Programs
Carey Guides and Brief Intervention Tools (Manitowoc County) is a set of tools designed by The Carey Group to help change offenders’ behaviors in critical skill deficit areas, aimed specifically at addressing criminogenic needs and other critical case management issues.Visit Website
Restorative Practices in School Discipline (Green Bay, Brown County) encompasses a continuum of approaches to transform school discipline. There is a growing interest in the use of restorative practices to both prevent school-related problems as well as intervene to restore relationships and repair the harm caused by problem behaviors. Sites such as SaferSaner Schools and Discipline that Restores provide a wealth of practice and system resources to help implement restorative justice principles in school settings.Visit Website
Strengthening Families Wisconsin is a research-informed approach to increase family strengths, enhance child development and reduce the likelihood of child abuse and neglect. The Center for the Study of Social Policy also links to Strengthening Families resources related to theory, practice, research, and systems.Visit Website
- Juvenile Offender Programs
Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a conjoint child and parent psychotherapy approach for children and adolescents who are experiencing significant emotional and behavioral difficulties related to traumatic life events.
Seven Challenges Program
The Seven Challenges Program (Jackson County) is designed specifically for adolescents with drug problems. The program simultaneously helps youth address their drug problems as well as their co-occurring psychological problems, live skill deficits, and situational issues.
Multi-Systemic Therapy focuses on improving parenting effectiveness by empowering parents and teaching them new skills. The family of a juvenile offender receives in-home treatment from therapists who are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Functional Family Therapy
Functional Family Therapy is designed to treat high-risk youth and their families, through a therapy practice grounded in clinical theory but flexible enough to be adapted to treat a variety of complex family problems.