Credit: Wisconsin Counties Association blog
The Treatment Alternatives and Diversion (TAD) program is a grant program for counties to develop treatment and diversion alternatives to jail and prison sentences for non-violent offenders with drug and alcohol problems. NAMI Wisconsin supports expanding program participant eligibility criteria to people with mental health disorders (along with co-occurring disorders and substance abuse issues). Read more about how counties are using TAD funds here.
"The Department of Justice is now accepting applications for these grants. The deadline for applications is October 17th. Funding for approved TAD projects will begin on Jan. 1, 2014. Funding will be provided on an annual basis, but the Department has indicated that once funding is approved, the project will be funded for a five-year period, subject to the state budget process."
Read the full article here.