WISDOM wins another $1.5 Million for treatment alternatives

Posted by: Gordon on 4/11/2014

The Wisconsin Legislature recently approved a $1.5 million annual increase to the TAD (Treatment Alternatives and Diversions) fund. This builds on the $1.5 million increase that was approved in the summer of 2013.

In the past year, funding has gone from $1 million per year to $4 million per year. Based on the past performance of TAD programs, WISDOM leaders 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 will be incarcerated every year! 
Congrats to WISDOM on a win that so clearly shows the positive impact of their work for justice as part of the 11x15 Campaign.

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