A Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) program is a community-based police diversion approach to addressing those involved in the criminal justice system because of addiction, mental illness, and poverty. In LEAD, Sheriff’s deputies exercise discretionary authority at point of contact to divert individuals to a community-based, harm reduction intervention for law violations driven by unmet behavioral health needs. In lieu of the normal criminal justice system cycle.
STOP DWI partners with several groups and organizations engaged in activities which support our mission to reduce alcohol related crashes in Albany County. Alive at 25 young driver program which is a court mandated program tailored towards changing the bad driving habits of young drivers.
Is an innovative new program at the Albany County Correctional and Rehabilitative Services Center designed to utilize extra space due to declining inmate population to provide adequate transitional housing to assist homeless individuals with a clean independent housing atmosphere so that they can get their lives back on track. These individuals would also have the opportunity to get connected with other services to assist them in being successful when they move into their own permanent housing.
This program will give immediate access to mental health professions for victims in crisis during the police response period.