TAD Symposium Registration

Treatment Alternatives and Diversion - Criminal Justice Reform Through Research Based Practices


August 23, 2013

 8:30 a.m -5:00 p.m.

Agenda (updated 7/26)

The Madison Concourse Hotel

1 West Dayton St.

Madison, Wisconsin



CLE credit will be applied for.


This event has concluded- TAD Symposium presentation PowerPoints and handout are posted here.


Legislation passed in 2005 authorized funding for research based Treatment Alternatives and Diversion (TAD) demonstration projects - like diversion, drug courts and other pretrial justice programs - in urban and rural counties across Wisconsin.  Evaluated project results show that TAD works. Offenders are being diverted from incarceration. Recidivism has decreased. Prison and jail bed needs have been reduced. And, implementation of these programs has proven cost effective for Wisconsin taxpayers -- for every $1 spent on a variety of treatment alternatives to incarceration, the return on investment is $1.93.


The expert criminal justice faculty at this Symposium will discuss how TAD was implemented, lessons learned, and ways to scale up this program to expand the positive impacts of these pretrial justice projects throughout Wisconsin. Speakers will also present the building blocks counties and tribes statewide can use in their efforts to keep communities safe through the more effective use of resources.


An update on the allocation process for “new” 2013-2015 biennial budget monies designated for TAD and drug court expansion as well as opportunities for additional counties to participate will also be provided.


Please join Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm, Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen, State Representative Garey Bies (R-Sister Bay), Wisconsin Secretary of Corrections Edward F. Wall, Director of State Courts Office Director John Voelker,  and our expert faculty at this important event by registering below.



Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office,Community Advocates Public Policy Institute, Public Welfare Foundation, Wisconsin State Public Defender, Director of State Courts, Pretrial Justice Institute, Wisconsin Counties Association, Justice Initiatives Institute, State of Wisconsin Department of Corrections, State of Wisconsin Department of Justice