JUNEAU – Dodge County has added an extra service to assist individuals battling habit.
The remedy various program is an early intervention diversion program for low to medium danger offenders and offers substance use remedy and case administration providers for individuals within the courtroom system who enter right into a deferred prosecution settlement with the Dodge County District Legal professional’s Workplace. This system offers an choice as an alternative of incarceration, Dodge County Remedy Court docket director Alisha Nelson stated, who additionally runs the drug remedy courtroom and impaired driving courtroom.
The drug remedy courtroom offers individuals a chance to keep away from jail with finishing remedy and different providers to cope with habit.
“The remedy various packages are for people who find themselves medium danger however with excessive AODA wants,” Nelson stated. “They nonetheless want intervention, however they produce other elements like help system, engaged locally whether or not it’s a job or college.”
Many instances, Nelson stated she will get referrals from the Dodge County District Legal professional’s Workplace, however she additionally goes to the jail each day to evaluate wants of these within the facility for AODA providers.
The packages provided via the remedy courtroom are for individuals going via the authorized system, however there are different packages accessible for individuals affected by habit together with the opioid remedy middle. Jennifer Beer, this system director for the Opioid Remedy Middle of Dodge and Fond du Lac County, stated it serves individuals with addictions to opioids or stimulants who usually are not presently incarcerated.