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Oct 29, 2014

Committee proposes grant program for family treatment court

A legislative study committee tasked with recommending improvements to Wisconsin's treatment courts voted Wednesday to set up a grant program for family courts.

Sep 18, 2014

Committee recommends allowing violent offenders in treatment courts

A committee tasked with making recommendations on how to improve Wisconsin's treatment courts system voted Wednesday that programs should allow certain violent offenders to participate.

Aug 20, 2014

Recommendations for treatment courts include money for evaluation

A legislative study committee voted Wednesday to recommend several changes to Wisconsin’s treatment courts system.

Aug 18, 2014

More money, standardized system under consideration for state’s treatment courts

A legislative committee tasked with looking at the Wisconsin’s treatment and alternative courts is ready to start considering recommendations for the Legislature.

Jul 22, 2014

Group could consider allowing violent offenders into treatment courts

There are violent offenders deserving of the state’s treatment court options, stakeholders told members of a legislative committee Tuesday.

Mar 18, 2014

Senate approves harsher penalties for aiding felons

Relatives who help felons evade police could face steep fines and jail time under a bill passed by the state Senate on Tuesday.

Mar 10, 2014

Second Chance bill running out of chances

A bill that would move many 17-year-old, first-time offenders out of the adult court system may not pass before the legislative session ends next month.

Feb 13, 2014

Assembly passes family felon bill

A bill that would allow prosecutors to charge family members who hide or aid wanted suspects from apprehension passed the Assembly on Thursday afternoon.

Feb 6, 2014

Debate continues over attempt to limit CCAP

Supporters of a bill that would remove case information from the state courts’ online records system said Thursday that the harm it would undo far outweighs the loss of the public’s ability to easily obtain court records.

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Jan 21, 2014

Assembly passes bill to aid prosecution of synthetic drugs

The state Assembly voted unanimously Tuesday in favor of legislation meant, in part, to prevent prosecutors from having to enlist pharmacologists to attest to the psychological effects of synthetic drugs in cases against sellers of the banned substances.

Jan 16, 2014

Second Chance Bill moves forward

A Wisconsin Senate committee approved a bill Wednesday that seeks to move 17-year-old, first-time offenders into juvenile court.

Jan 9, 2014

Committee approves added prosecution for family members who aid suspects

A bill that would allow prosecutors to charge family members who hide or aid wanted suspects from apprehension moved one step closer to approval Thursday afternoon.


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