The authors predict the costs and benefits of expanding programs that provide drug and alcohol treatment and diversion from incarceration for non-violent criminal offenders in Wisconsin, which can alleviate overcrowding in corrections facilities and ease budget constraints. They recommend that Wisconsin invest $20 million annually in treatment alternatives and diversion programs, and allocate 75 percent of that funding to diversion programs and 25 percent to drug courts.
Statewide Expansion of Treatment Alternatives to Incarceration in Wisconsin: A Cost Benefit Analysis
- Volume or issue no.: La Follette School Working Paper No. 2012-004
- Author(s): Anne Chapman, Colin Christopher, Tim Nardine, Karen Parkinson, Justin Rabbach, Nicole Thiher
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