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TAD programs to get additional $1.5M

The state Attorney General’s Office is allocating $1.5 million in grants to 14 criminal diversion programs across the state.

Known as Treatment Alternatives and Diversion, or TAD, programs, the programs seek to give defendants treatment instead of putting them behind bars.

The money comes from an extra allocation signed into law in April by Gov. Scott Walker to pay for programs that wouldn’t get paid for by $1.5 million put into the last budget.

According to a Monday news release, the attorney general’s office received 22 grant proposals. Thirteen counties and one Indian tribe received grants. They 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
  • La Crosse County, $147,268
  • 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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