Jonathan Stefonek

Jonathan Stefonek

Reporter Jonathan Stefonek lives in Portage and writes on public safety and legal affairs in the greater Madison area. Over the past ten years he has reported for the Iowa Center for Public Affairs Journalism in Iowa City, China Daily in Beijing, 21st Century Business Herald in Shanghai, and more recently reported for the Portage Daily Register and Capital Newspapers. He's a graduate of of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, where he was often heard on WRFW-River Falls and later completed the University of Iowa's master of journalism program where he focused on multimedia cross-cultural reporting. Jonathan and his wife enjoy the culinary arts and spending time with family and their five dogs

front of main building with flag atWinnebago Mental Health Institute (photo: Wikimedia Commons)

Contracting out emergency detention transport

By: - February 26, 2020

When police arrive at the scene of a disturbance they are supposed to seek a peaceful resolution to the situation. In the case of a mental health crisis, when no crime is committed, often the person at the center of the call cannot be safely left alone. Yet safe options for care — as opposed […]