NCSC Report Supports Wisconsin’s Evidence-Based Practices

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. — The National Center for State Courts (NCSC) recently released a report on the effectiveness of Wisconsin courts’ efforts to enhance public safety while reducing recidivism. Diverting offenders from prison and reducing recidivism can work, according to the report.

The report recommends the state of Wisconsin continue its work in shifting funding from incarceration to the development of evidence-based corrections and treatment infrastructure. NCSC identified several strategies that are working, including problem-solving courts for drug offenders, veterans, and others; assessments of defendants’ risk of re-offending and need for drug, alcohol, and other treatment; and criminal justice councils in 30 counties that work to address communities’ unique challenges.