Special Committee on Criminal Justice Funding and Strategies
Chair: Rep. Ed Brooks
Vice Chair: Rep. Robert Turner
Legislative Council Staff: Anne Sappenfield and Katie Bender-Olson
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Courts and Effective Justice Strategies
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Justice System Funding, Organization, and Strategies
The Special Committee is directed to study funding of the criminal justice system and strategies to adequately and sustainably fund the criminal justice system. The study shall include consideration of funding for prosecutors, defense attorneys, and courts and collection of fees and surcharges imposed on criminal defendants.
Members of the Special Committee, Council
Consideration of Committee Report (February 23,
Report to the Legislature, No. 2011-05,
Legislation on Criminal Justice Funding and Strategies (February
Memo No. 3,
Draft Final Report
(December 1, 2010).
Letter, from Winn
Collins, President, Wisconsin District Attorneys
Association (November 12, 2010).
to Representative Jeff Fitzgerald, Assembly
Speaker-Elect and Senator Michael Ellis, Senate
President-Elect (November 23, 2010).
Mike Thompson, Executive Director, and Marc Pelka,
Policy Analyst, Council of State Governments Justice
Memo No. 4,
Potential Committee Recommendations (December 16,
Memo No. 2,
Fees and Surcharges Collected by the Courts
(November 11, 2010).
Framework for a Wisconsin Community Justice Act,
prepared by the Committee on Effective Strategies for
Community Justice (June 2008).
Tool for States: Examining Policy Options in Sentencing
and Corrections, prepared by the Washington State
Institute for Public Policy.
Strategies Research Project conducted by the Planning
and Policy Advisory Committee.
Speech, State of
the Judiciary Address, given by Chief Justice Shirley
Abrahamson (October 20, 2010).
prepared by Committee Member Ben Kempinen, on Discussion
Sentencing Advisory Commission Report, Smart
Effective Justice Strategies Subcommittee, Phase 1.
of State Governments Justice Center, Repaying Debts.
Report, Analyses & Policy Options to Reduce
Spending on Corrections and Increase Public Safety,
submitted by the Council of State Governments, Justice
Center (May 2009).
- Memo No. 1,
Joint Review Committee on Criminal Penalties
(September 20, 2010).
John Keckhaver, Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual
by Patti Seger, Executive Director, Wisconsin Coalition
Against Domestic Violence.
The State of Domestic Violence Victim Services in
Wisconsin, submitted by Patti Seger.
Presentation, by Daniel Hall, Vice President, Court
Consulting Services, National Center for State Courts.
by John Voelker, Director of State Courts.
Staff Brief 10-02, Funding of State Criminal
Justice Functions (August 19, 2010).
Informational Paper 81, Wisconsin Court System,
Legislative Fiscal Bureau (January, 2009). (Members
Informational Paper 82, State Criminal Justice
Functions, Legislative Fiscal Bureau (January,
2009). (Committee members only.)
Report 07-9, An Evaluation: Allocation of
Prosecutor Positions, Department of Administration,
Legislative Audit Bureau (July 2007). (Committee
Letter Report, Settlement and Judgment Awards,
Legislative Audit Bureau (April 2010.) (Committee
Memorandum, to the members of the Joint Committee on
Finance, from Senator Mark Miller and Representative
Mark Pocan, State Public Defender Quarterly Report
(August 11, 2010).
Paper #122, Justice Information System Surcharge
– Civil Legal Services for the Indigent (DOA – Office of
Justice Assistance) (May 26, 2009).
Paper #310, Prosecutorial Staffing (District
Attorneys) (May 19, 2009).
Paper #515, Increase
Crime Laboratories and Drug Law Enforcement Surcharge
(Justice) (May 26, 2009).
Paper #516, Penalty
Surcharge and Drug Offender Diversion Surcharge (DOA –
Office of Justice Assistance, Corrections – Adult
Corrections, Justice, Public Defender, and Public
Instruction) (May 26, 2009).
Challenge of Crime in a Free Society, President’s
Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of
Justice, 1967. This revision, a result of the Symposium
on the 30th Anniversary of the President’s
Commission, was prepared by the Bureau of Justice
Statistics in 1997.
Final Report, Subcommittee on Court Financing,
Planning and Policy Advisory Committee of the Wisconsin
Supreme Court (February 2004), submitted at the request
of Senator Lena Taylor, Chair of the Special Committee.
Department of Justice Organization and Operations,
submitted by Mark Rinehart, Department of Justice
Legislative Liaison (August 30, 2010).
Memo, Crisis in
the State Prosecution Program, from David Feiss,
President, Association of State Prosecutors.
Chief Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson, State of Wisconsin
by Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen, Department of
presentation by Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen.
presentation by David Steingraber, OJA Executive
Director, Office of Justice Assistance.
Article from Wisconsin Lawyer, submitted by
District Attorney Winn Collins.