Smart Justice: Forum on Local Criminal Justice Reform Efforts
The Menomonie Police Department, in partnership with the Dunn County Criminal Justice Collaborating Council, Dunn County District Attorney’s Office, and Wisconsin Department of Corrections will be holding a forum to discuss criminal justice reform on Saturday, June 8 from 1-3 p.m. at the Menomonie Public Library. Attendees are invited to submit questions prior to the start of the forum, which will then be fielded by the panel. Please arrive a few minutes early if you would like to submit a question. The forum will focus on the advanced criminal justice reforms that have been implemented in Dunn County, including but not limited to: Evidence-Based programs relating to incarceration, local treatment options, diversion programs, information relating to the Fourth Amendment (search & seizure) and arrests, and procedural justice. Panelists will be Menomonie Police Chief Eric Atkinson, Criminal Justice Coordinator Sara Benedict, Dunn County District Attorney Andrea Nodolf, Wisconsin Department of Corrections Field Supervisor Melissa Buesgen, Wisconsin Department of Corrections Regional Chief Gena Jarr, and Jacki Bremer, Reentry Lead Peer Specialist with the Center for Independent Living of Western Wisconsin.