Speaker (5:30pm) & Community Forum (6:30pm)
Date: Monday, March 30th
Time: 5:30 & 6:30 PM
Location: St. Bernard Catholic Church
1617 W Pine St, Appleton
Behind Xavier School on Prospect Ave
Treatment Instead of Prison:
Saving Money, Saving Communities, Saving Families
5:30pm - Department of Corrections Secretary Speaks Out
Department of Corrections Secretary, Rick Raemisch to speak on Governor Doyle's plan for earned release, enhancing corrections programs and investing in our communities, question and answer session to follow. Free and open to the public.
6:30pm - Community Forum, Treatment Instead of Prison
The Fox Valley has pioneered efforts to address drug and alcohol addiction with treatment for non-violent offenders through several local initiatives. In a recent statement, Governor Doyle remarked on the need for prison reform and the need to offer community based options to low-risk offenders. Reform is needed…treatment is needed.
• How does drug and alcohol addiction impact our justice system?
• Will treatment make safer neighborhoods?
• Can Wisconsin afford to build additional prisons?
• What treatment options are available in the Fox Valley?
Get your questions answered at this forum with guest panelists including Outagamie Circuit Court Judge Nancy Krueger.
Event sponsored by ESTHER - Free and open to the public
Contributors include: Family Services, Mooring House, NAMI, ThedaCare