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  • The author(s) shown below used Federal funds provided by the U.S. Department of Justice and prepared the following final report: Document Title: The Evaluation of Milwaukee’s Judicial

    Oversight Demonstration Author(s): Adele Harrell ; Megan Schaffer ; Christine

    DeStefano ; Jennifer Castro Document No.: 215349 Date Received: August 2006 Award Number: 1999-WT-VX-K005 This report has not been published by the U.S. Department of Justice. To provide better customer service, NCJRS has made this Federally- funded grant final report available electronically in addition to traditional paper copies.

    Opinions or points of view expressed are those

    of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the official position or policies of the U.S.

    Department of Justice.

  • The Evaluation of Milwaukee’s Judicial Oversight Demonstration Adele Harrell Megan Schaffer Christine DeStefano Jennifer Castro

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    April 2006

    URBAN INSTITUTE Justice Policy Center

    This document is a research report submitted to the U.S. Department of Justice. This report has not been published by the Department. Opinions or points of view expressed are those of the author(s)

    and do not necessarily reflect the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.

  • URBAN INSTITUTE Justice Policy Center 2100 M Street NW Washington, DC 20037 www.urban.org

    © 2006 Urban Institute This report was prepared under grant 99-WT-VX-K005. Opinions expressed in this document are those of the authors, and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice, the Urban Institute, its trustees, or its funders. JPC Publication: CPR04 0128

    This document is a research report submitted to the U.S. Department of Justice. This report has not been published by the Department. Opinions or points of view expressed are those of the author(s)

    and do not necessarily reflect the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.

  • Table of Contents

    CHAPTER 1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: THE EVALUATION OF MILWAUKEE’S JUDICIAL OVERSIGHT DEMONSTRATION ................................................................................. 1

    CHAPTER 2. AN INTRODUCTION TO THE JUDICIAL OVERSIGHT DEMONSTRATION ................ 6 Introduction...........................................................................................................................................6 Background ..........................................................................................................................................7 Changes in Prosecution of Domestic Violence.....................................................................................8 Domestic Violence Courts ....................................................................................................................9 Courts and Coordinated Community Responses to Domestic Violence...............................................9 Restraining Orders .............................................................................................................................10 Court-ordered Batterer Treatment ......................................................................................................11 Victim Services...................................................................................................................................11 The Judicial Oversight Demonstration................................................................................................12

    CHAPTER 3. JOD IN MILWAUKEE.................................................................................................. 14 Background ........................................................................................................................................14 Milwaukee’s Judicial Oversight Demonstration Initiative ....................................................................14 Milwaukee Circuit Court......................................................................................................................19

    Domestic Violence Commissioner’s Court ...........................................................................................................19 Intensive Pretrial Monitoring .................................................................................................................................21 Probation Status Review Hearings.......................................................................................................................23 Access to Restraining Orders...............................................................................................................................26 Other Organizational Changes in the Court .........................................................................................................28 Issues confronting the Court in implementing JOD ..............................................................................................29

    Office of the District Attorney..............................................................................................................30 Victim Witness Services for Domestic Violence Victims.....................................................................38 Office of the State Public Defender ....................................................................................................39 Department of Corrections, Division of Community Corrections.........................................................40 JOD Probation Supervision of Domestic Violence Offenders .............................................................41 Law Enforcement Agencies................................................................................................................44

    The JOD Domestic Violence Crisis Response Unit..............................................................................................45 MPD Family Violence Unit....................................................................................................................................45

    Community-Based Service Providers .................................................................................................47 The Task Force on Family Violence of Milwaukee, Inc. .......................................................................................48 Milwaukee Women’s Center (MWC), Inc..............................................................................................................51 Sojourner Truth House .........................................................................................................................................54 Asha Family Services, Inc. ...................................................................................................................................58

    Batterer Intervention Services ............................................................................................................60 Lessons on JOD Implementation .......................................................................................................62

    Expanding Community Services for Domestic Violence Victims and Offenders ..................................................62 Managing the Collaboration..................................................................................................................................62

    CHAPTER 4. THE IMPACT OF JOD................................................................................................. 66 Methods..............................................................................................................................................66

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    This document is a research report submitted to the U.S. Department of Justice. This report has not been published by the Department. Opinions or points of view expressed are those of the author(s)

    and do not necessarily reflect the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.

  • Sample Selection..................................................................................................................................................67 Data Sources........................................................................................................................................................68 Analytic Strategy...................................................................................................................................................69

    Case Handling....................................................................................................................................70 Pretrial Case Handling..........................................................................................................................................70 Case Sentencing ..................................................................................................................................................71 Probation Requirements.......................................................................................................................................71

    Probation Supervision ........................................................................................................................73 Sanctioning of Compliance Problems.................................................................................................................

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