Justice Coalition

Mission, Purpose & Goals

The Portage County Justice Coalition is an advisory body with the charter to achieve justice for the community, victims, and offenders, through effective and appropriate responses to crime and its prevention. Decision-making in the coalition is based on collaboration, cooperation, objective data, and proper stewardship of resources. Goals include improving the functioning of the courts and the judicial system by providing increased access for citizens to the courts, creating and revising effective civil and criminal processes and procedures, and improving communications and coordination between the courts and affiliated departments and agencies.

Coalition Stakeholder

  • Child Welfare Supervisor
  • Circuit Court Judges for Portage County (3)
  • City Attorney
  • Clergy
  • Clerk of Courts
  • Community Corrections Supervisor
  • Community Members (3)
  • Community Programs Coordinator
  • Corporation Counsel
  • County Board Chair
  • County Board Supervisors (5)
  • District Attorney
  • District Court Administrator
  • Family Crisis Center, Services Director
  • Finance Department Director
  • Health and Human Services Director
  • Home Detention Program Officer
  • Information Technology Director
  • Jail Captain
  • Jail Social Worker
  • JusticeWorks President
  • Mayor of Stevens Point
  • Plover Chief of Police
  • Portage County Chief Deputy
  • Portage County Executive
  • Portage County Sheriff
  • Portage House Director
  • Public Defender's Office
  • Stevens Point Chief of Police
  • Superintendent of Juvenile Detention Facility
  • Victim Witness Coordinator


  • Justice Coalition Chair: Honorable Patricia A. Baker
  • Operations Executive: Andrea Starr, Justice Programs Director