LEAD and Other Diversion Programs: Do They Work?

Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) is a program adopted by local governments to provide their police officers with a tool to aid drug-addicted “petty” criminals in getting treatment> and avoiding jail. Local government leaders feel this will reduce both crime and substance abuse. At least, that’s what proponents tell you it will do. But, as … Continue reading LEAD and Other Diversion Programs: Do They Work?