LEAD (LAW ENFORCEMENT ASSISTED DIVERSION)
The 2020 LEAD Year 2 Program Evaluation Report has been released!
This report includes background information on the program, the evaluation approach, and program implementation and presents outcomes and impacts for the second year of the LEAD program, and was prepared by the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa LEAD Program Evaluation Team with important contributions from the LEAD Honolulu Hui.
WHAT IS LEAD?
Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) is a community-based diversion program for people whose criminal activity is due to behavioral health issues. LEAD is a pre-arrest diversion program. In LEAD, low- level offenders are diverted from arrest by law enforcement by immediate referral to harm reduction based, individualized case management.
LEAD was intended to demonstrate that non-coercive and non-punitive approaches to currently illegal activities such as drug use and other activities that individuals engage in to obtain funds to purchase drugs (e.g. car prowls, mail theft, prostitution, shoplifting) can be more effectively and humanely addressed outside of the criminal justice system.
LEAD offers individualized case management services. The types of services accessed are entirely determined by individual participants and their case manager. As noted the only requirement for being in LEAD is to complete an intake assessment within a specified period of time. After that the individual is free to walk away without repercussion.
Referrals are also made through “social contact” with law enforcement or other community members.
THE LEAD HAWAI'I HUI
ACLU – Hawai'i Chapter
City and County of Honolulu
Community Alliance on Prisons
Drug Policy Forum of Hawai'i
Harm Reduction Hawai'i
Harm Reduction Services Branch,
Hawai'i State Dept. of Health
Hawai'i Health & Harm Reduction Center
Hawai'i Substance Abuse Coalition
Helping Hands Hawai'i
Honolulu Police Department
Institute for Human Services
Ku Aloha ola Mau
Mental Health America of Hawai'i
Partners in Care
State Office of the Public Defender
The Salvation Army ATS-FTS
Susannah Wesley Community Center
UH Office of Public Health Studies
We are Oceania
Join our hui! Contact David at email@example.com or call (808) 521-2437.
HHHRC RECEIVES $25,000 GRANT FROM H.T. HAYASHI FOUNDATION
Hawaiʻi Health and Harm Reduction Center was awarded $25,000 to fund grief recovery, education, and certification for its staff with the goal of eventually extending these resources to other social service providers in the community.