Thursday, March 17, 2016

SPD's role in heroin crisis featured in recent Frontline report



Frontline's recent report, "Chasing Heroin", includes a section on Seattle's Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) program. LEAD allows law enforcement officers to redirect low-level offenders engaged in drug or prostitution activity to community-based services, instead of jail and prosecution. By diverting eligible individuals to services, LEAD improves public safety and reduces criminal behaviors of people who participate in the program.