The St. Croix County District Attorney represents the State of Wisconsin and the people of St. Croix County.
The duties of the District Attorney include the prosecution of all criminal cases brought by local law enforcement agencies and various state agencies, such as the Department of Justice, Department of Industry, Labor and Human Relations, Department of Agriculture, or the Department of Health and Social Services. The District Attorney is also responsible for the prosecution of county and state traffic violations, as well as St. Croix County ordinance violations, children in need of protective services cases, and represents the interests of the public in matters brought under the Juvenile Code, including attending juvenile proceedings in Juvenile Court.
Victim/Witness Assistance Program
The Victim or Witness Assistance Program, a program of the St. Croix County District Attorney's Office, is sensitive to the many and varied needs of victims and their families. It is a source of information and support for victims and a mediator and advocate for victims of crime in the criminal justice system.
The Pre-trial Diversion Program, a program of the St. Croix County District Attorney's Office, is one in which eligible persons can divert out of the formal criminal court process. Participants sign an Agreement by which they agree to remain law abiding and complete specific conditions required of them, such as to pay restitution; engage in community service work; secure needed psychiatric, alcohol and/or drug, or other counseling and/or attend specific classes. They agree to take other appropriate measures to assure criminal behavior is not repeated. In return for the successful completion of the program, the District Attorneys office agrees not to proceed with criminal prosecution.