|Date:||Jun 25, 2020|
|Author(s):||Andrea Ó Súilleabháin, Tanvier Peart|
|Topic(s):||Criminal Justice: General, Criminal Justice: Policing|
Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) is a pre-arrest diversion program that improves public safety and public health through partnership between police and community service providers.
In a LEAD program, when an individual comes into contact with law enforcement due to substance use, mental health, or poverty, police officers can choose to divert them into an intensive case management program—instead of arresting them.