Case Managers are the nexus that serves the needs of defendants who are economically, racially, and ethnically diverse and assist those clients in navigating the criminal justice system. They hold the client accountable and help ensure court appearances and remaining arrest-free during the pretrial period. Clients often experience mental health and/or substance abuse disorders and require a Case Manager who is both empathetic and compassionate. The Case Manager should have knowledge of the criminal justice system and act as a neutral party between the client, the District Attorney’s Office, and defense.
Case Managers complete pretrial risk assessments for defendants booked into the Racine County Jail; provide written reports to the court that include recommendations for release conditions; perform drug and alcohol screening; provide electronic monitoring services; refer to & have knowledge of available community resources; help ensure the defendant attends all court appearances & remains arrest-free; enter and maintain case information in the electronic database.