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La Crosse Co. receives state grant for treating non-violent offenders


 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.

Other counties receiving funding include:

Brown County $139,006

Chippewa County $91,236

Fond du Lac County $46,807

Grant County $101,840

Iowa County $60,648

Jackson County $98,439

Marquette County $112,171

Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin $148,710

Outagamie County $157,825

Ozaukee County $95,120

Racine County $92,494

Rusk County $122,436

Taylor County $86,000


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