Winnebago County to Receive Two Additional Assistant DAs Print
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Written by Assembly Democrats, Aaron Collins   
Wednesday, 18 September 2019 10:23

justiceMADISON – Governor Evers announced Tuesday 60 new full-time assistant district attorneys throughout the state. This the first time the state has created any new full-time GPR-funded positions since 2007. Winnebago County is set to receive two full-time assistant district attorneys. You can see the entire list here.

Representative Gordon Hintz (D-Oshkosh) released the following statement on these new positions for Winnebago County:

gordon_hintz“One of the most significant barriers to criminal justice reform in Wisconsin is the staffing shortage in district attorneys’ offices across the state. Winnebago County created one of the first diversion programs in the state and continues to pursue innovative ways to reduce crime and lower recidivism. However, this comes at an increased cost and with a significant time commitment from the District Attorney’s office in addition to their existing responsibilities. I have highlighted this need for years and am happy that Governor Evers’ Department of Administration and the State Prosecutors office agreed to address the need in Winnebago County. This will improve their ability to operate efficiently and carry out justice. This historic investment by Governor Evers will enable Winnebago County to receive two new assistant district attorney positions which will help enhance treatment and diversion options, address backlogs, and improve victim services.”

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