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MAKING DIVERSION WORK: Anchoring the Process in Community Public Safety Groups

  • Toaward Justice: Reducing Harm and Improving Health & Safety Albany Medical College Albany, NY 12208 (map)

Panelist at the Toward Justice Symposium:

"Community and public safety groups play a crucial role in the development and implementation of public health and public safety interventions. In many cases, innovative models like LEAD bring law enforcement and community members together around a common goal in ways that are very different than previous relationships to one another. Where and how are community public safety groups collaborating with law enforcement to develop diversion programs? What are the benefits and limits to such an approach? How do community public safety groups see diversion work fitting into efforts to end mass incarceration and the war on drugs? This workshop will explore the ways in which municipalities and communities have worked together to address issues of public safety, racial disparities in arrests, and reorient governmental responses to poverty, mental
health, and substance use."