Our Treatment Alternatives and Diversion (TAD) program provides opportunities for adults in the Ozaukee County court system to obtain case management, monitoring, and services referrals with the overall goal of reducing recidivism for each program participant. By addressing needs such as substance use, mental health, employment, and/or housing, our TAD program strives to address issues that keep an individual bound to the legal system. Services are provided for both Diversion and Deferred Prosecution Agreements through the Ozaukee County Circuit Court. Typically lasting one year, a successful completion of an agreement can lead to amended or dismissed charges in criminal cases. Referrals to our program are granted through the Ozaukee County District Attorney’s office.
Referrals to our program are granted through the Ozaukee County District Attorney’s office. Services are provided for both Diversion and Deferred Prosecution Agreements through the Ozaukee County Circuit Court. Typically lasting one year, a successful completion of an agreement may result in amended or dismissed charges in criminal cases.
If you have received a referral for the TAD program from the Ozaukee County District Attorney’s Office, you will be directed to schedule an appointment with Sirona Recovery to complete the TAD eligibility screen.
If you are eligible for the program, you will be scheduled to sign a Diversion or Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) by the District Attorney’s office. Upon signing your agreement, you will begin case management services with the TAD program. You will be monitored by the TAD Coordinator at Sirona Recovery until your agreement is completed.
Following admission into your Diversion/ DPA, you will be required to complete a program intake with the TAD Coordinator.
This intake will include:
If you are seeking mental health treatment, the TAD Coordinator will assist you with referrals. A referral to Ozaukee County Human Services is recommended for those who are uninsured. You will be required to abide by all recommendations made following your referral and assessment.
If you are in need of substance use treatment, the TAD Coordinator will assist you with referrals. You will be required to abide by all recommendations made following your assessment.
The TAD Coordinator can also provide assistance with employment, community service options, and basic needs.
Monitoring includes case contacts (phone and/or office contacts), random drug testing, quarterly reporting and updates as needed to the District Attorney’s office and defense attorney (if applicable) regarding your progress in the program. Monitoring will be based on the participant’s agreement to follow all terms outlined in their agreement with Ozaukee County, but it also includes opportunities to work toward goals and lifestyle changes designed to prevent future legal issues.
Eligibility is determined through the completion of the Level of Service Inventory-Revised (LSI-R) during your initial eligibility screen with the TAD Coordinator. Eligibility is also determined by criminal history; individuals with charges of residential burglary, history of firearms charges, felony sex offenses, violent crimes, domestic violence, public welfare, and entitlement charges are ineligible for the program.
Frequency of meetings is dependent on a participant’s assessed level of need as determined by your initial eligibility screen for the program. Reporting schedules can be weekly, twice monthly, or monthly.
Each participant in the program is assigned a color and are required to call an automated voicemail each morning that will inform the color of the day and instructions for reporting to test.
Each participant and the TAD Coordinator will work collaboratively to create a case plan that addresses identified needs and the participant’s specific goals. The case plan will be reviewed and revised regularly to address both immediate and long-term priorities. Through this process, participants can expect to gain both accountability and enhanced focus on their efforts to uphold their legal agreement while making desired changes.
The TAD Coordinator does not provide the same services as a licensed therapist. However, the TAD Coordinator utilizes techniques similar to a therapist, such as cognitive-behavioral approaches and ongoing support to reach goals throughout the process. The TAD Coordinator is able to assist participants who wish to locate a therapist while participating in the TAD program.
The Ozaukee County Circuit Court may dismiss cases upon successfully completing the terms of the Diversion Agreement or Deferred Prosecution Agreement.
Yes, the TAD Coordinator can assist with referrals to treatment providers, such as a therapist, and can provide other pertinent resources and referrals based on needs, such as housing, employment, and recovery groups.
Sirona Recovery Inc.
205 West Highland Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53203