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Wood County Adult Drug Treatment Court

The Wood County Adult Drug Treatment Court is a cooperative effort between:

  • Wood County Courts
  • Wood County Criminal Justice Department
  • District Attorney’s Office
  • Public Defender’s Office
  • Wood County Sheriff’s Department
  • Wood County Human Services
  • Probation and Parole
  • Nekoosa Police Department
  • Marshfield Police Department
  • Wisconsin Rapids Police Department
  • Three Bridges Recovery
  • Wisconsin Private Defense Bar


Wood County Adult Drug Treatment Court is a cost-effective and efficient judicial model, which is designed to bridge the gap between treatment and the criminal justice system to help drug offenders break the cycle of drug use and reducing criminal behavior.

This model will optimize the opportunity for sobriety for offenders while enhancing the well being of the individual, family, and community through a holistic approach.

Goals & Benefits

  • To provide early referral, assessment and court intervention
  • To provide effective court supervision
  • To provide an integrated continuum of substance abuse treatment
  • To promote public safety by reducing recidivism
  • To promote recovery and improve the quality of life of the participant and their families


  • Individualized assessment and alcohol and other substance abuse programming in a treatment track
  • A commitment to remain alcohol and drug-free while in the program
  • Compliance with all program recommendations and requirements
  • Submission to drug testing
  • Incentives for compliance with the program or sanctions for program violations including jail detention
  • Remaining subject to conditions of bail or ATR
  • Wisconsin Rapids and Marshfield office for case management and treatment


For all applicants:

  • Current Wood County resident
  • Substance use disorder and need for treatment
  • Voluntary participation in program

Eligibility criteria for Post-Adjudication referrals include:

  • Some prior felony and/or misdemeanor offenses
  • Drug offense or drug-related property offense, such as theft, forgery or burglary or another offense perpetuated by addiction. Serious drug offenses may be eligible on a case-by-case basis.
  • Applicant must plead guilty or no contest to the offense and be placed on probation.

Eligibility criteria for Department of Corrections Alternative to Revocation (ATR) referrals include eligibility criteria for all applications plus the following:

  • A minimum of 18 months remaining on supervision (if no new charges pending)
  • On supervision for felony level or misdemeanor + enhancer charges
  • COMPAS risk score of medium or above
  • Current assignment to Probation/Parole Agent from Wood County (exceptions will be approved by Criminal Justice Coordinator)
  • Current charges that the individual is on supervision for must not include convictions listed under the disqualification criteria
  • Revocation allegations may not include high-level drug trafficking

Contact Information

Criminal Justice Department

Email: criminaljustice@woodcountywi.gov

Caitlin Saylor
Criminal Justice Coordinator
Phone: 715-421-8780
Email: caitlin.saylor@woodcountywi.gov

Cassandra Abney
Case Manager
Phone: 715-421-8784
Email: cassandra.abney@woodcountywi.gov