Criminal Justice Collaborating Council (CJCC)

The Mission of the CJCC is to reduce crime and recidivism in Polk County, and to increase offender accountability and positive change.


Treatment Court:  The mission of the Polk County Treatment Court is to improve the safety of our citizens and reduce the destructive cycle of substance use and mental health disorders.  The court can accomplish this by enhancing the productivity of participants while reducing recidivism and decreasing the financial burden of the tax payers.

To Apply:
Please contact the Treatment Court Coordinator, Melissa Fisher at 715-485-8558 or

View & Print the Treatment Court Referral Document

Diversion Programs:  The mission of the Polk County Diversion Programs is to reduce prison and jail populations by diverting nonviolent offenders to community based interventions.

First Time Offender Program:  The First Time Offender Program is intended for individuals who have contact with the legal system through a non-violent misdemeanor or low level felony behavior, and have no prior criminal record.   Participants who complete a two hour class and remain crime free for six months will not receive formal charges.  The District Attorney's Office makes all decisions regarding referrals to the First Time Offender Program.
Contact Julie Pokreifka at for more information.

Substance Diversion:  The Substance Diversion Program is intended for individuals with substance motivated involvement with the legal system through non-violent felony level behavior.  Participants work with a case manager to develop and individualized case plan to address the needs which lead to the criminal behavior.  This program typically takes six to twelve months to complete.  Substance use treatment is a required element of this program.  Participants who successfully complete the program will not receive formal charges.  The District Attorney's Office makes referrals to the CJCC Coordinator for consideration for the Substance Diversion Program.

Intoxicated Driver Intervention Program (IDIP):  The Intoxicated Driver Intervention Program is designed for clients with a standard OWI second or third. Clients are given the opportunity to change their behavior related to alcohol and/or drug use, while gaining education related to impaired driving. The overall goal of the program is to reduce the likelihood of future offenses and to provide clients with an increased awareness of impaired driving. 

Contact Us

Polk County Justice Center
1005 W Main Street
Balsam Lake, WI 54810

Phone: 715-485-8458
Office Hours:
M-F, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Staff Directory


CJCC Staff
Position Name Number Address Email Address
CJCC Coordinator Melissa Fisher 715-485-8558 1005 W Main St.
Balsam Lake, WI  54810
Diversion Case Manager Tyler Harrison 715-485-8878 1005 W Main St.
Balsam Lake, WI  54810