Supporting Increased State Funding for Treatment Alternatives and Diversion (TAD) Programs

WHEREAS, the Department of Corrections has recently become the 3rd largest spender of taxpayer funds, surpassing the UW System for budget allocations, with a 2011-2013 biennial budget of $2.25 billion, and;

WHEREAS; the steady growth of the prison population over the last 30 years had led to an inmate population in Wisconsin of roughly 22,000 (twice that of neighboring Minnesota), and

WHEREAS; in 2005 Act 25 authorized the creation of the Treatment Alternatives and Diversion grant program in to “provide alternatives to prosecution and incarceration for criminal offenders who abuse alcohol or other drugs.” WHEREAS in 2006 this grant program was implemented in 7 counties in the state on a 5 year trial study basis, and

WHEREAS; in December 2011, the Wisconsin Office of Justice Assistance in collaboration with the Department of Corrections and the Department of Health Services released a report on the effectiveness of this program from the period 2007-2010 and found that it was very effective in reducing the number of incarceration days spent in the state’s jails/prisons, that they significantly reduced recidivism and has an average cost benefit of $1.93 to every $1.00 invested, and

WHEREAS; the current biennial budget allows for ongoing funding of the TAD grants and expansion to an additional site, this is insufficient considering its merits in reducing the size of and costs related to the state’s corrections population,

THEREFORE, RESOLVED, the DPDC supports the statewide implementation and increased state funding of TAD programs to $75 million.

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Thank you
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This is a suggested resolution, not one that I wrote – I just posted it.
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