Justice In Balance


Jamie Kiener – Executive Director
Jamie joined the staff at Justiceworks in September 2008 and provided program coordination of the Restorative Conferencing for Youth Program, the Make it Right Restitution Mediation Program and the Family Law Information Center. Jamie is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point with a degree in Political Science and Public Administration/Public Policy Analysis and a graduate of Western Wisconsin Technical College with a degree in Paralegal. Jamie’s first experience with restorative justice training was in the mid-1990’s. He has experience working with adult and juvenile restorative 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.

Rick Allen – Deferred Prosecution Program & Shifting Gears Community Service Program Coordinator
Rick Allen spent the fifteen years on probation and extended supervision, involved in the revolving door of incarceration. Many years in treatment centers, halfway houses and correctional institutions gave Rick the motivation to change his life. 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 a 2017 graduate of Mid-State Technical College with a degree in Business Management and made the Dean’s List every semester he’s been enrolled.

Kaitie Dreger – Family Law Information Center Program Coordinator                                                                                                                   Kaitie Dreger is a 2017 graduate of University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point with a degree in Pre-Law, Political Science, Social Work and Sociology. 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 gave Kaitie valuable skills in effectively working with individuals in a variety of backgrounds and situations.