Direct Commitments to the Corrective Sanctions Program
Corrective Sanctions Program (CSP) services have been provided since 1994. State field agents provide individualized case planning, electronic monitoring, treatment and counseling services, support for youth education and employment goals, community service and restitution, and an incremental level system to enhance community protection and gradual re-integration of CSP youth.
Youth must meet the criteria for a correctional order in s.938.34 (4m). A youth referred for direct CSP placement should be a person the county department would normally consider placing in a juvenile correctional institution, for whom community-based supervision provides adequate accountability for his/her offenses. CSP generally does not admit youth with specialized AODA or sex offender treatment needs, or who have serious mental health needs.
The county case worker consults with the designated DJC field supervision office to determine if the referral is appropriate and necessary services can be provided. The DJC field office will conduct a family and home assessment when the referral is initially accepted. The field supervisor and OJOR approves or denies the referral for direct commitment to CSP based upon information provided by agents and notifies the referring county of the decision to accept or reject the referral.
The court commits the youth to DOC for at least 10 months. The recommended wording for the Dispositional Order is the following: "[Name of Youth] is committed to the State Department of Corrections for a period of [number] months until [date] for placement in the Corrective Sanctions Program”. If the youth fails to complete CSP, DOC may place the youth in a secure facility unless otherwise directed by the court.
What Happens After Commitment
The youth will complete a 21-day Assessment and Evaluation process at LHS or CLS, then be returned to the community for supervision. The majority of CSP youth live in their family home.
Abbreviated Reception AODA Treatment
The Lincoln Hills School and Copper Lake School AODA/Substance Use Disorder treatment program is based on the Seeking Safety curriculum. The average length of the program is 16 weeks. It is specifically designed for youth who have been unsuccessful in treatment or have not been appropriate for treatment in a less restrictive setting. Youth in the program learn coping strategies without substance use, manage trauma symptoms, set boundaries and learn to recognize healthy, supportive relationships.
Under Abbreviated Reception AODA Treatment (ARAT), LHS/CLS shortens the length of the initial Assessment and Evaluation phase of programming to three days, on the consideration that the county provides recent AODA assessment and other required information on youth and has followed the process for screening and placement in the program.
The county caseworker consults with the Office of Juvenile Offender Review to determine whether the youth is appropriate for the program. Contact Tonja Fischer, 715-536-8386 ext. 1165. If tentative approval is given by OJOR, the county department must provide the following information to LHS/CLS prior to the youth being accepted to the program and physically admitted:
- An AODA Assessment with a diagnosis of chemical dependency or abuse completed on the youth less than six month prior to screening.
- A copy of the Court Report that includes a social history.
- Educational, medical, and mental health records.
No special wording is required. The order should provide time for post-release community-based services in addition to the LHS/CLS treatment program.
What Happens After Commitment
Once the required information and documents are received and reviewed by LHS/CLS, the youth may be placed in Reception. The youth will spend no more than three working days in Reception. Youth will concurrently be placed in school. If during the initial screening additional programming beyond the AODA program is being requested by the institution or county, further assessment will be done prior to the initial meeting of the Joint Planning and Review Committee (JPRC).