The Week in Review
After months of collaboration and discussions
with fellow legislators, on Tuesday, the Assembly gave final approval to
legislation I authored with Rep. Goyke that will allow for the statewide
expansion of the Family Drug Treatment Court program (FDTC). The program is
currently in use in Milwaukee County and has yielded tremendous success.
The FDTC is an alternative drug rehab program that brings together social
workers, attorneys, the judge and participants for a discussion focused on
treatment and steps to reunifying the parent with children who have been
removed from the home due to unsafe conditions.
This innovative program will save lives by creating a path for people
suffering from addiction to get the help they need to maintain a sober
household that is safe for their children. I look forward to it becoming law
in the coming days.
Have a great week!
Chief Wellens Retiring from the South Milwaukee PD
On Monday evening we celebrated a very
important figure in our community; South Milwaukee Police Chief Ann Wellens
celebrated her retirement after 28 years on the force.
Chief Wellens started on the force in 1989 and was elevated to chief in
2005. Under Chief Wellens leadership the South Milwaukee Police Department
became the first in Milwaukee County to be certified by the Wisconsin Law
Enforcement Accreditation Group.
Chief Wellens has been a selfless leader in the community and I want to
thank her for her years of service making South Milwaukee a safe place
to live and work. It is a retirement that is well-earned!
On the Horizon
Next week, the Assembly will be in session on
Tuesday, January 23, followed by the State of the State address
delivered by Gov. Walker on Wednesday, January 24. You can follow along both days on