What is FIT?
- FIT is a 12-24 month diversion program specifically designed for non-violent offenders for whom substance abuse is a contributing factor in their criminal activity.
- Allows for diversion of criminal charges while receiving treatment and services.
- The services provided in FIT will be directly linked to the assessed risk level of the offender.
- Requires a Cognitive Based Thinking Program, which has been proven to reduce recidivism.
- Case Management, drug and alcohol testing, and treatment plan goals are dependent on risk level, needs, performance, and compliance.
Who is eligible for FIT?
- Chippewa County resident, or in some instances individuals with a Chippewa County charge living in neighboring counties.
- Non-violent offender
- No active warrants or other pending charges.
- Facing charges for possession, use or sale of a controlled substance,or a Drug/Alcohol motivated crime.
What is the cost for FIT?
- FIT is based on a fee for service delivery.
- Participants are required to seek, obtain and maintain employment during the program.
- If participants fail to complete the financial intake process, they can be charged the full amount for services.
- Participants are required to complete a financial intake process to determine their ability to pay.
What is the referral process for FIT?
- Referrals will be accepted from Prosecutors or Defense Attorneys on behalf of their clients.
- Each participant must have an updated COMPAS assessment.
- Complete the COMPAS and FIT referrals below.
- Each person will be screened for AODA issues and may have to participate in a further AODA assessment.