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Albany launches LEAD diversion program

Albany launches LEAD diversion program, Times Union, Paul Grondahl, March 31, 2016.

Excerpt: “Alice Green shook her head in amazement at former adversaries gathered — black and white, cops and activists, prosecutors and social workers — to announce a new collaboration that will divert low-level criminals away from jail and into treatment services for addiction and mental illness.’This historic moment could not have happened 10 years ago,’ said Green, the city’s foremost black activist and head of The Center for Law and Justice, where Thursday’s news conference was held. Green railed for decades against disproportionate rates of arrest and incarceration for blacks.” Continue>>

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