Kelsi Vinger has been employed as the Diversion Specialist in the Brown County States Attorney’s Office since 2019. Prior to that, Kelsi worked for Department of Corrections supervising juveniles and adults in the community. While working in the “deep end” of the system, Kelsi identified the need for more services to be provided at the “front end” of the system to help keep our offenders from re-offending in efforts to keep community safe. Kelsi works individually with defendants to develop a plan to divert them from the criminal justice system by connecting them to resources within the community. She also works to create trauma-informed detention alternatives within Brown County. Additionally, Kelsi serves as the President of Aberdeen Area Child Protection Team, a team made up of different entities in the area to provide education, awareness, and funding to families.