Category: LEAD

LEAD Diversion Program Is Expanding to the City of Burien, Washington

Real Change By Ashley Archibald Jimmy Matta became mayor of a changing Burien. The bedroom community in which he took up domicile was largely untouched by the explosive growth that struck Seattle in recent years, bringing with it intense wealth as well as increasing inequality and gentrification. The city no longer enjoys the relative quiet …

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Report to Albany on the LEAD Program: One-Year Anniversary

In April 2016, the City of Albany, NY implemented its Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) Program—an initiative that was first piloted in Seattle/King County, Washington in 2011—to help address the city’s public safety and public health concerns. This report released by the Katal Center for Health, Equity, and Justice details the early positive results and …

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