LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW) - La Crosse County is establishing programs to address non-violent offenders at higher risk of re-offending thanks to a state grant. The funding is part of the Treatment Alternatives and Diversion program, also known as "TAD".
Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced Monday that La Crosse County will receive $147,268.
“I’m pleased we’re able to expand this cost-efficient and highly effective program into other counties,” Attorney General Van Hollen said. “These programs improve public safety, reduce recidivism and ensure accountability while meeting the needs of offenders with a history of substance abuse.”
Through rigorous program evaluation, the TAD program has proven to be effective at both increasing public safety while also reducing costs of local criminal justice systems. Van Hollen said 81% of TAD graduates did not have any new convictions after three years and 97% of TAD graduates stayed out of state prison after completing their TAD program.
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