Kansas Prosecutor Creates Women-Only Diversion Program

Article here. Excerpt:

'A new diversion program in Kansas is working to keep women with addictions out of jail by helping them get clean.

The Douglas County Women's Substance Use Disorder Prosecutor-Led Diversion and Treatment Program started this month, the Lawrence Journal-World reported .

The program is only for women who live in the county, have at least one prior offense on their records, have a diagnosed substance abuse disorder and agree to participate in a treatment plan for at least a year. The program is meant for women with nonviolent misdemeanor charges, but felony or violent charges will be considered based on individual cases.'

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... wanted to be addicts and criminals. The women didn't. It really is that simple.

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Men are adults who can held accountable for their behavior and women are children who can't be.

That's the direction we're heading.

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