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PRE-ARREST DIVERSION INITIATIVE DESIGN TEAM | Print |

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Description:
On December 16, 2015, The Fulton County Board of Commissioners adopted Resolution item # 15-1197 to authorize and create a design team for a pilot Pre-Arrest Diversion Initiative in Fulton County.   In April 2015, the Fulton County Board of Commissioners adopted six strategic priority areas, one of which was "All People are Safe". A strategy outlined within the "All People are Safe" priority area is to create more effective approaches to addressing the increasing populations of mentally ill, drug/alcohol-dependent, and homeless individuals that are overwhelming the public safety system".   The Board seeks, as a strategic measure, to address the number of individuals that suffer from mental and substance abuse illnesses who are arrested and incarcerated.   The most effective practices across the nation illustrate that Pre-Arrest Diversion Initiatives have a significant impact on (1) quality of life improvement in communities, (2) reducing the number of inmates in jail facilities, and (3) the successful, redirection of the mentally ill and those suffering from addiction to receipt of services that result in reduced contact with the Criminal Justice System.

Contact(s):

LeRoy Evans Co-Coordinator
678-662-1885
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Che Johnson-Long, Co-Coordinator
951-285-7192
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Atlanta/Fulton County Pre-Arrest Diversion Initiative
2855 East Point Street
East Point, GA 30344









RELEVANT DOCUMENTATION:

FULL BOARD DESCRIPTION
ITEM #15-1197, RESOLUTION TO CREATE, DECEMBER 16, 2015

 
 

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