With the passage of 2017 Assembly Bill 953 (2017 Wisconsin Act 185), counties will play a greater role in the juvenile corrections system. Effective January...(read more)
WCA to Host Juvenile Corrections Forum May 3; Register Today!
- Posted on April 11, 2018
Sign up by Thursday, April 26, 2018
With the passage of 2017 Assembly Bill 953 (2017 Wisconsin Act 185), counties will play a greater role in the juvenile corrections system. Effective January 2021, counties will be responsible for housing non-violent juveniles with a corrections disposition in secure residential care centers for children and youth (SRCCCY).
What does this mean for counties? What should counties be doing now to prepare for January 2021?
The Wisconsin Counties Association (WCA) is hosting a Juvenile Corrections Forum with the goal of providing counties with the tools they need to begin preparing for the closure of Lincoln Hills/Copper Lake and the opening of county SRCCCYs.
The Juvenile Corrections Forum will be held as follows:
Thursday, May 3, 2018
451 E. Grand Avenue
Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
REGISTER HERE FOR THE WCA JUVENILE CORRECTIONS FORUM
Topics to be covered include:
- Detailed review of 2017 Wisconsin Act 185
- Review of Options for County Cooperation - Andy Phillips, von Briesen & Roper s.c.
- County Role in the Juvenile Corrections Study Committee and How Counties Can Work Together to Send a Unified Message to the Committee
- Open Discussion
-Questions and Answers
-Counties Interested in Operating a SRCCCY
- Regional Discussions - time will be set aside for counties to break into small groups to discuss collaboration/cooperation
Is there a topic you would like to discuss that does not appear on the list? Please let us know here.
Who Should Attend?
All counties are encouraged to bring a team of individuals to the forum. Whether your county plans to operate a SRCCCY, contract with a county for beds, or secure placement options through other means, each county needs to understand what is included in 2017 Wisconsin Act 185 and participate in conversations on juvenile corrections moving forward.
REGISTER BY THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2018 FOR THE WCA JUVENILE CORRECTIONS FORUM HERE.
If you have any questions about the Juvenile Corrections Forum, please contact Sarah Diedrick-Kasdorf at 608.663.7188 or via email.