Atlanta/Fulton County Pre-Arrest Diversion Initiative
236 Forsyth Street SW
The primary goal of the Pre-Arrest Diversion Initiative is to redirect people out of the criminal justice system who would be better served by social services and other community based supports. Police officers who have probable cause to make an arrest and believe that the offense is primarily due to mental illness, drug and alcohol addiction, or extreme poverty can offer diversion to the Initiative instead of arrest. The initiative convenes stakeholders to implement this diversion process as well as provides intensive care navigation to participants with a housing first and harm reduction approach. The PAD Initiative is a two- year pilot initiative funded by public, private and philanthropic contributions.
Do you work for Atlanta/Fulton County Pre-Arrest Diversion Initiative? Become an administrator