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Another $1.5 Million for Treatment Alternatives!

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The state legislature recently approved a $1.5 million annual increase to the TAD (Treatment Alternatives and Diversions) fund. This amount builds on the $1.5 million increase that was approved in the summer of 2013. In the past year, funding for treatment alternatives has gone from $1 million per year to $4 million per year. Based on the past performance of TAD programs, we can conservatively estimate that the $3 million/year increase will result in:

  • At least 150 fewer prison admissions per year
  • At least 850 fewer county jail admissions per year
  • A net savings to Wisconsin taxpayers of at least $3 million
  • 1,000 fewer people incarcerated every year!

(If you were with us on the Capitol steps last March 14 to call on the legislature to increase TAD funding, you can get a sense of what 1,000 people looks like.)

It is rare that we can see so clearly the positive impact of our work for justice. Our thanks go to everyone who has participated in any way in the 11x15 Campaign.

Let’s keep up the good work!

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