Meeting Information

Crime Reduction Through Deflection and Pre-Arrest Diversion

Law enforcement agencies consistently encounter the criminal and non-criminal impacts of drug use and mental illness: disruptive behavior, overdoses, homelessness. Providing treatment and behavioral health services is not part of the traditional core mission of law enforcement, but some law enforcement agencies across the nation are launching innovative pre-arrest diversion (PAD) programs that rely on partnerships with community-based organizations to create pathways to behavioral health, housing, and other social supports, so that individuals can get the services they need. These programs are experiencing promising results: crime reduction, improved community-police relations, reduction of the treatment burden on the justice system, restored lives and families, and jurisdictional cost savings.

Featured speaker: Jac Charlier, is the National Director for Justice Initiatives for the Center for Health and Justice (CHJ) at TASC.

To Register / Questions: Please call (312) 554-2056.
 Time:12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
 Location:The Chicago Bar Association
 MCLE Credit:1 IL MCLE Credit