The Treatment Alternatives and Diversion
Sirona’s Treatment Alternatives and Diversion (TAD) program provides justice-involved individuals alternatives to incarceration and an opportunity to proactively address the core issues that contribute to their legal difficulties.

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.

Contact Information:

Office: Ozaukee Nonprofit Center at 2360 Dakota Drive, Grafton, WI 53024

262.377.1477
TAD@sironarecovery.org

Contact us today to learn more.

COUNTY SERVED:
Ozaukee
PROGRAM TYPE:
Treatment Access
Services
Referral Process

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.

Screening Process
  • Be prepared to meet with the TAD Coordinator for a least one hour to complete the screen.
  • You will also be screened to determine the needs of your case management and reporting schedule.
  • Following completion of the screen, you will be informed of your eligibility. You, your attorney (if applicable), and the Ozaukee County District Attorney’s office will be informed of your eligibility.

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.

Intake Appointment

Following admission into your Diversion/ DPA, you will be required to complete a program intake with the TAD Coordinator.

This intake will include:

  • Drug testing (urinalysis and breathalyzer)
  • Overview of TAD program requirements
    & expectations
  • Review of your Diversion/DPA requirements
  • Discussion of your needs (short and long term) to prepare for case planning
More Details
Mental Health

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.

Alcohol & Other Drug Abuse (AODA)

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.

Other Assistance

The TAD Coordinator can also provide assistance with employment, community service options, and basic needs.

FAQs
What does agreement monitoring (DPA/Diversion) consist of in the Ozaukee County TAD program?

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.

How is eligibility determined for this program?

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.

How often are participants required to meet with the TAD Coordinator?

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.

How does the random drug testing process work?

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.

Besides drug testing, what else happens when participants meet with the TAD Coordinator?

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.

Is meeting with the TAD Coordinator the same as meeting with a counselor?

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.

How does this program prevent charges on one’s record?

The Ozaukee County Circuit Court may dismiss cases upon successfully completing the terms of the Diversion Agreement or Deferred Prosecution Agreement.

Can the TAD Coordinator help with finding resources and referrals?

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.

Since 2021:
75% of program participants strongly agree that the program helped them better understand their thinking and attitude toward alcohol and drug use.
100% of program participants agree that the program enhanced their decision-making skills.
100% of program participants agree that the program helped them.
80% of program participants have not committed additional crimes since discharge.
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