Sawyer County-Pretrial Diversion Case Manager

The Pretrial/Diversion Case Manager is a dynamic position providing case management for individuals involved in Sawyer County’s criminal justice system.  This role provides supervision to individuals released on bond conditions during the pretrial phase, and also provides case management to individuals diverted from traditional case processing.  Case Managers hold clients accountable and help ensure court appearances are made and that the client remain arrest-free during the supervision period. Case managers are responsible for making referrals to services within the community that can assist the client in meeting their individual goals. Clients often experience mental health and/or substance use 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 attorneys.



  • Conduct intakes with incoming clients using evidence-based risk assessments
  • Use results of risk assessment to develop an individualized case plan with the client
  • Manage and monitor all aspects of the assigned caseload
  • Maintain a working knowledge of service providers and make referrals to appropriate providers based on client’s need
  • Provide accurate reports to the court
  • Assist clients with completing the conditions of their agreement
  • Enter and maintain case information in the electronic database
  • Must be comfortable with carrying assigned caseload and complete tasks in a timely manner
  • Other duties as assigned


Qualification & Competencies:


  • Bachelor’s degree preferred but not required in Criminal Justice, Social Work, or Social Service field
  • Pass pre-employment background check
  • Valid driver’s license and automobile with insurance required
  • Knowledge of evidence-based practices with justice-involved populations
  • Ability to communicate professionally and accurately, both orally and written
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with individuals from diverse economic, racial, and ethnic backgrounds
  • Effective interpersonal skills in bringing people together to solve problems
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (including Outlook, Word, and Excel)
  • Previous case management experience in a related field preferred
  • Experience with Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive Behavioral Skills Programs preferred
Until Filled
Hayward, WI
Full-Time; Salary with benefits; M-F 8a-4:30p