TREMPEALEAU COUNTY, Wis. (WKBT) - The Trempealeau County Recovery Court received a $58,303 grant from the Wisconsin Office of Justice Assistance to enhance treatment for opiates and mental health.
The money will be used to expand drug treatment options and better options for offenders suffering from mental illness, according to District Attorney Taavi McMahon.
"The rise of opiate use demands that we make aggressive action to stop continued addiction," McMahon said. "The co-occurring mental health problems need to be addressed as well."
The Recovery Court plans to research the best practices used throughout the United States and use them in Trempealeau County.
Since the Trempealeau County Recovery Court began in January 2006, 30 people have successfully completed the program with only a 3% re-offense rate.
"We appreciate the support and commitment to alternatives for offenders the State of Wisconsin Attorney General has provided," said Trempealeau County Judge John Damon. "This grant money is a real help for our Recovery Court."
- Local event helps connect military families
- De Soto Area Lions Club promoting grant for flood victims
- Local family moves in to Habitat for Humanity home
- Women's March on Madison draws thousands to protest Trump
- UW-La Crosse students organize 'Women's March on La Crosse'
- Wisconsin Supreme Court orders John Doe documents released
- UPDATE: Officer won't be charged in Holmen shooting
- The Latest: Judge won't drop charges against ex-UW student
- Baldwin supports pair of Trump nominees
- Minnesota GOP charts new course in response to protests