The Deferred Prosecution Program (DPP), sometimes referred to as the First Offenders Program differs in its operation from the way some prosecution agencies use deferred prosecution agreements. Eligible defendants can avoid an adjudication (a criminal conviction) and sentencing by satisfying the requirements of a deferred prosecution agreement contract with the D.A.’s Office. Learn more.
In Wisconsin, law enforcement officers are required to make an arrest in domestic violence incidents when certain criteria are met. Domestic violence cases are referred to the District Attorney’s Office by all units of Dane County law enforcement. Learn more.
The Dane County District Attorney's Office Victim Witness Unit assists victims by providing information and services consistent with these laws and in a manner that honors a victim's rights to dignity, respect, courtesy, sensitivity, and fairness while striving to be culturally sensitive and trauma-informed in delivery. Learn more.
Drug Court offers educational and employment linkages so defendants will possess the ability to become productive members of the community. Participants are not convicted or sentenced in Drug Court and there are no trials. Learn more.