The Most Radical Drug Court Judge in America

October 10, 2022 | by Erin Breretin | SPIN

A young man and a judge play chess in court

Judge Everett Mitchell of the Dane County [Wisconsin] Circuit Court is featured in the new issue of SPIN magazine for his unusual and effective tactics running the county’s drug court, located in the same city that is home to Evident Change’s headquarters. Mitchell shows compassion in his court, spending time getting to know defendants (who he calls program participants) as individuals. He knows the names of people’s family members, their dogs, etc. And he doesn’t forget them. Read the full article for more about how Mitchell succeeds in personalized interaction in the court room.