WHITEHALL, Wis. (WXOW) – Trempealeau County's Recovery Court will be enhancing treatment for opiates and mental health thanks to a $58,303 grant.
The grant is from the Wisconsin Office of Justice Assistance.
Trempealeau County received the funding through a highly competitive process where only 13 of the 36 applicants were funded.
District Attorney Taavi McMahon said the funds will be used by the recovery court to expand drug treatment options and to provide for better options for offenders suffering from mental illness.
"The rise of opiate use demands that we make aggressive action to stop continued addiction," explained McMahon. "The co-occurring mental health problems need to be addressed as well."
The grant funds will be used to research the best practices used throughout the nation and implement them in Trempealeau County.
The Trempealeau County Recovery court has been in existence since January 2006. According to Sheriff Richard Anderson, during that time 30 people have successfully completed the program with only a 3% re-offense rate.
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