Presentation on theme: "A comprehensive initiative by government and non- government, multi-agency and community partnership to divert non-violent, low level drug dealers away."— Presentation transcript:
A comprehensive initiative by government and non- government, multi-agency and community partnership to divert non-violent, low level drug dealers away from jail and toward a productive life while making resident’s feel safer and saving money.
Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion Seattle Eligibility for L.E.A.D.: Less than 3 grams of drugs being sold/in possession or a prostitute. The individual is amenable to diversion The person is a ‘subsistence’ dealer, not ‘for-profit’ Person does not exploit others/minors for sales The person does not promote others for prostitution Generally, the person has not committed murder, arson, robbery, rape, assault /gun violation, and no conviction in the last 10 year of related but lesser crimes.
Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion Seattle Core operating principles: Immediate access to needed services v simple ‘referral’ Non-displacement of other treatment candidates. Over-all philosophy is harm reduction; we know there may be relapse and falls. No time limit for participation as long as the person shows continued desire to improve, but certain services may be withdrawn. Constant communication and case management between agency/service provider partners.
Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion Seattle Funding partners – grants provided for 4 years: Ford Foundation Open Society Foundation RiverStyx Foundation Vital Projects Fund Massena Foundation Social Justice Fund Northwest