[Tribal-drug-courts] Entry Process Question

BJ Jones hon.bj.jones at gmail.com
Mon Mar 7 13:08:04 CST 2016

I think the advantage of doing it post-sentencing is that the Defendant
knows what sentence is being suspended and there is some leverage there, as
well as there is more disclosure as far as prior convictions. This may be
especially important in determining if the person has a prior conviction for
a crime of violence. However, if you do it post-sentence you have to make
sure your code has a process, such as commutation or parole, that would
allow the Drug Court judge to amend the sentence. BJ Jones

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on behalf of Lauren van Schilfgaarde <Lauren at tlpi.org>
Date:  Monday, March 7, 2016 9:35 AM
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Subject:  [Tribal-drug-courts] Entry Process Question

Good Morning Everyone,
Our court is still in the planning stages getting up and running and we are
working on the entry process of a participant and when the Team meets to
approve or deny their entry into Wellness Court.  Our Circuit Court Judge
would like to have the team meet prior to sentencing to see if that person
is going to be admitted to the program or not but if it is prior to
sentencing then probation and parole are not able to get their assessment
Could you please let me know how your courts handle this process?  I am
looking for some input to bring back to the team.  Thanks.
Valerie Loduha
Wellness Court Coordinator
Forest County Potawatomi Tribal Court
5416 Everybody¹s Rd
PO Box 340
Crandon, WI 54520
Phone: (715) 478-7405
Fax: (715) 478-5805
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