Governor Scott Walker signed a pair of bills today at the Old Courthouse in West Bend designed to help in fighting substance abuse.
Act 388 (Assembly Bill 657) increases funding for Treatment Alternatives and Diversion programs (TAD) by $2 million.
The increased funding offers counties key alternatives to incarceration.
Act 389 (Assembly Bill 839) offers an additional option for some convicted drunk drivers to participate in successful 24/7 sobriety programs. The participants must take breathalyzer tests twice a day or wear an alcohol monitoring bracelet in lieu of ignition interlock devices. Studies show treating the underlying drinking problem decreases recidivism.