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Pilot Program Offers Alternative to Jail Sentences

This month Returning Home, a Springdale-based nonprofit that works with those at-risk of recidivism, began a new Community Alternative Program. CAP gives people who violate terms of their parole or those who have committed low-level, non-violent offenses an on-site treatment option in lieu of jail time. Funded by Washington County, officials hope the project can be one solution to a persistent jail overcrowding problem.


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