3 Oct 2021

CARES Team Responds to Mental Health Calls in Madison

On behalf of Above the Bar Assistant   |   Firm News

You may have noticed a different presence downtown and in the campus area over the past month. The Community Alternative Response Emergency Services (CARES) team is responding to some mental health-related 911 calls instead of Madison police.

Source:

https://www.nbc15.com/2021/08/26/madison-launches-program-respond-mental-health-911-calls/

21 Sep 2021

Executive Order Reducing Pardon Requirements

On behalf of Jasti & Khandhar   |   Firm News

Governor Tony Evers has granted a record number of pardons, when compared to past Wisconsin governors. To continue his current pace, he has signed an executive order reducing requirements needed for individuals to receive pardons.

Under the new order, Evers can pardon an individual, without a board meeting needed. Only those who have committed non-violent crimes that occurred a significant length of time ago are eligible. 

Nate Holton, a member of the Pardon Advisory Board and the director of Diversity and Inclusion for the Milwaukee County Transit System, states, “We have encountered so many individuals with remarkable stories and tales of redemption…Each and every one of us makes mistakes.”

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