Advancing our community, together.

A better approach to health, safety, and equity.

What we do

Our Approach

Based on the LEAD™ model, LEADD builds a better response to chronic crime and disorder by developing a non-punitive pathway to long-term, community-based care for people whose unlawful or problematic conduct stems from mental illness, substance use, or chronic poverty.
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Data & Results

Independent evaluations show that LEADD reduces re-arrest, increases rates of permanent housing, and improves outcomes for participants and communities. Data reflects the pilot phase from October 2021 - September 1, 2022.
Law Enforcement & Criminal Justice Partner Referrals
Participants Engaged with Case Management
LEADD is the first and only truly systems-wide approach at the level of pre-arrest diversion for individuals with mental health and substance use disorders. Utilizing a harm reduction, community-based approach, LEADD connects individuals with unmet needs to services. It helps us close gaps in community services and increases equitable outcomes for African-Americans and people of color who are disproportionately impacted by the criminal legal system.
- Jerry L. Clayton, Sheriff, Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office

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