The Door County League of Women Voters will host a virtual discussion about the Door County Treatment Court on March 13, 10 am.
Treatment courts have proliferated in Wisconsin and nationwide during the past 20 years as an alternative to incarceration for certain criminal defendants, and recently, Door County began accepting defendants into its newly established treatment court.
The panel discussion will include David L. Weber, Door County Circuit Court judge, Branch II; Colleen Nordin, Door County district attorney; Tammy Sternard, Door County sheriff; and Kelsey Christensen, court services and treatment court coordinator. The discussion will focus on the nature and purposes of treatment courts, why and how one was established in Door County, and its current status.
Another presentation may be produced later this year to include other perspectives, including those of a treatment provider or past participant.The link for the online discussion will appear about a week before the event in the calendar section of doorcountylibrary.org