The mission of the CATE program is to protect citizens by eliminating
repeat Operating While Intoxicated (OWI) offenses in Walworth County.
offers reduced jail time and fines for OWI offenders in return for active
participation in and satisfactory completion of a treatment program
designed to eliminate future OWI offenses.
- CATE involves a COMMITMENT from the
OWI offender, the judicial systems, the District Attorney, Community
Corrections Division, Office of the Public Defender and the Department of
Health and Human Services.
- All players in the CATE program have an ACCOUNTABILITY
to the commitment they make toward the success of the participants and the
- Every participant shall partake in a TREATMENT
program that addresses and use and abuse of alcohol. The
Cognitive-Behavior Approach to the Relapse
Prevention Model shall serve as the core treatment.
- The CATE program and its individual participants are subject to ongoing EVALUATION
to determine the effectiveness of the treatment provided.
and Sentencing Guidelines
- Undergo a screening by Walworth County Department of
Health and Human Services (WCDHHS) to determine
eligibility for the program.
- Be a Walworth County resident.
- Be a legal resident of the United States.
- Have a pending conviction of a 3rd OWI offense.
Individuals convicted of other OWI offenses may be considered from
program participation in the future based on the availability of
services and subject to the discretion of the court.
- Not currently taking any psychotropic medication for
any illness that might interfere with participation in or completion
of the program.
- Have no other criminal cases pending.
- Be able to read English at least at the sixth grade level.
- Apply in writing by completing the program
- Report to jail at the time of sentencing for
- Not work in a setting that requires the mixing or
pouring of alocoholic drinks.
- CATE Screening
- Intake Appointment
- OWI Assessment
- Group Therapy
- Electronic Monitoring
- Home Placement After Mandatory Minimum Jail Time