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Criminal Justice Department


The Wood County Criminal Justice Department seeks to ensure a criminal justice system that is fair and just: A system that supports a safe and healthy community for the residents of Wood County; A system that offers accessible opportunities for individuals to change the direction of their lives; A system that makes evidence based, data-driven choices to ensure that the public’s resources are used responsibly.


The Wood County Criminal Justice Department will use data-driven, evidence based practices to inform decision making and will examine and respond to the root causes of crime, in an effort to reduce crime, create a safer community, and provide effective treatment for individuals and families involved in the Wood County Criminal Justice System. The Criminal Justice Coordinator will work to improve communication between participating agencies and use a collaborative approach to respond to criminal conduct and to provide coordinated care.

Community Resources

A guide for community members to various resources such as employment, food, housing, safety, recovery and support, treatment, medical transportation, counseling, crisis intervention, and much more.

This guide is continually updated. Please feel free to e-mail criminaljustice@woodcountywi.gov if you would like to add a resource to this guide.

Resource Guide


Criminal Justice Coordinator
Caitlin S. Saylor
Wood County Courthouse
400 Market Street
P.O. Box 8095
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54495-8095
Phone: 715-421-8780