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State to help courts establish treatment programs

By: Eric Heisig//August 23, 2013//

State to help courts establish treatment programs

By: Eric Heisig//August 23, 2013//

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Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced a grant program Friday that will divvy $1.5 million between county court systems in Wisconsin that do not have a treatment or diversion program for defendants.

Speaking at a conference in Madison about the Treatment Alternatives and Diversion, or TAD program, the attorney general said counties that do not have a program will be able to submit a proposal to receive money for a new program. He also said counties without drug court programs can apply for a grant to help start one.

The money for the program was earmarked in the state’s budget that was passed in June. One million dollars will go to counties for new TAD programming, while $500,000 is allocated to help establish new drug court programs.

Van Hollen also said more than $1 million is also available for grants for court systems that already have a TAD program.

Applications for grant money are due Oct. 17.

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