happens if I drop out or am terminated from the CATE program?
You will return
to jail to serve your sentence. Consult with your attorney regarding this.
are the restrictions on my employment while I am a CATE participant?
interferes with the alcohol sensors on the CATe monitoring bracelet. For
example, you may work as a waiter or waitress in a restaurant but you
cannot work as a bartender.
there any other restrictions for me while I am in the program.
No alcohol is
allowed on the premises in which you reside. This includes alcohol
purchased by or for others in the home.
I qualify for the CATE program, what do I do next?
screening letter to your attorney. Your attorney will talk with the
District Attorney's office and the court to make arrangements for you to
enter the program.
do I have to pay the fees?
You pay the
initial assessment fee on date of your intake. You pay the book fee on the
first week you attend group. Then each week you pay the cashier at WCDHHS
before your scheduled group session. YOU CANNOT GET BEHIND ON PAYMENTS.
often do the CATE groups meet?
You will be
assigned to a CATE group based on availability. We will try to accommodate
your work schedule when possible. The groups meet on the same day and time
each week for 90 minutes.
else do I have to do in the CATE program?
In addition to
the weekly CATE groups, participants in this program must complete an OWI
assessment as ordered by the court. Each participant must also complete an
initial intake to determine if any other treatment services are required.
If indicated, participation in those services is a requirement of the CATE
my weekly CATE fee pay for any additional services?
No. You must pay
the full fee for the OWI assessment on the day of the appointment. The
CATE intake assessment and individual treatment services fees can be
billed to insurance but must be paid on date of service and refunded from
insurance carrier. The WCDHHS offers county residents a sliding fee scale
for the intake assessment and any recommended services outside of CATE.
That fee is based on your ability to pay. These discounts DO NOT apply to
OWI assessment or CATE monitoring and group fees.
is the monitoring and surveillance program?
During most of
the CATE program you are on house arrest. Your activities are
monitored using Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) technology, and the
ankle bracelet detects alcohol use by contact with your skin. You must
wear a two-piece device (an anklet and a cell phone), and you must follow
the rules of the monitor. You are allowed to leave your home for up to 12
hours per day to go to work, shop or conduct other approved activities.
happens if I break a CATE rule?
violations you may be returned to the Huber Dorm at the jail for 24 hours.
For major violations (such as using alcohol or drugs) your participation
in the program may be revoked and you will be returned to jail.
do I contact for more information?
at Walworth County Department of Health and Human Services at (262)