Justice In Balance

Staff

Jamie Kiener – Lead Program Director
In addition to overseeing general operations, Jamie Kiener is program coordinator for the Family Law Information Center. Jamie started with Justiceworks in September 2008 and has provided program coordination of the Restorative Conferencing for Youth Program and the Make it Right Restitution Mediation Program. Jamie is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point with a B.S. in Political Science and Public Administration/Public Policy Analysis and a graduate of Western Wisconsin Technical College with an A.A. in Paralegal. Jamie went through restorative justice training in the mid-1990’s and has experience working with victim-offender conferencing programs in La Crosse and Portage Counties.

Mike Champion – Volunteers In Probation Program Director
With thirty years of experience in the human and social services field, in both the public and private sectors, Mike Champion has worked with youth and adults in areas as diverse as anger management, youth gang intervention, and community development. Mike holds a bachelors degree in sociology with an area of concentration in crime and delinquency. Mike joins the Justiceworks team as the Volunteers in Probation Program Director.

Rick Allen – Deferred Prosecution Program Coordinator
Rick Allen has spent the past fifteen years on probation and extended supervision, involved in the revolving door of incarceration. Many years in treatment centers, halfway houses and correctional institutions has given Rick the motivation to change his life around. Since 2013, Rick has proven that rehabilitation and reintegration back into the community is possible, and he has committed himself to helping others change their lives for the better. Rick is currently enrolled in the Business Management program at Mid-State Technical College, and has made the Dean’s List every semester he’s been enrolled.

Kaitie Dreger – Family Law Information Center Legal Assistant                                                                                                                                  Kaitie Dreger is a senior at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point studying Pre-Law, Political Science, Social Work and Sociology with an anticipated graduation date of May 2017. Kaitie joined the Justiceworks staff in January 2016 after completing a Family Law Information Center internship in the fall of 2015. Working as a Community Advisor at UWSP for two years has given Kaitie valuable skills in effectively working with individuals in a variety of backgrounds and situations.