About Justice 2000
It is well known that the effects of poverty often contribute to harmful choices, including criminal behavior.
The poor suffer from sizable arrest disparities and limited access to treatment and restorative services.
Since its founding in 1999, Justice 2000 has become a leader in programs that expand opportunities for the safe release and community integration of individuals involved in the criminal justice system who are often handicapped by one or more of the following:
- mental illness
- lack of basic resources to successfully function independently in the community
Justice 2000 believes that social services, community-based treatment interventions, community support, and supervision can be restorative.
In collaboration with government agencies and other community organizations, Justice 2000 provides justice system planning and works to support and enhance the effectiveness of social and human services within a coordinated community justice system.
The Justice 2000 Division of Community Advocates provides service through the Municipal Court Alternative Services Program.
The Municipal Court Alternative Services Program advocates for the use of less costly and more effective alternative dispositions for defendants convicted of municipal ordinance violations in the City of Milwaukee. This can include mental health treatment, substance abuse treatment, and/or community service work.
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