About The Award:
The Jack Aulik Award is presented each year by the Wisconsin Association of Treatment Court Professionals (WATCP) to an individual or organization in recognition of outstanding contributions to the advancement of Wisconsin’s problem-solving court movement. The award is named in honor of Judge Jack Aulik, who served as the Dane County Circuit Court Judge from 1986-1998. He is credited for launching Wisconsin’s first drug court. The Aulik Award recipients have demonstrated extraordinary leadership in promoting the establishment, effectiveness and/or sustainability of problem-solving courts throughout the state. Their efforts have had an impact on the problem-solving court movement, thus positively affecting the lives of Wisconsin’s citizens to break the cycles of addiction, mental illness and criminal activity, while increasing public safety.