News from MOSES

The state legislature recently approved a $1.5 million annual increase to the TAD (Treatment Alternatives and Diversions) fund. This builds on the $1.5 increase that was approved in the summer of 2013. This means that, 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, we can 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! It is rare that we can see so clearly the positive impact of our work for justice. MOSES and the statewide WISDOM network would like to extend our gratitude and appreciation to everyone who has participated in any way in the 11x15 campaign, as an individual or as a congregational member of MOSES. 

 

Posted on April 15, 2014 at 10:16 am in Featured.

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