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Should Erie County take ‘LEAD’ in tackling addiction? The DA seeks answers

Should Erie County take ‘LEAD’ in tackling addiction? The DA seeks answers, WBFO 88.7, Michael Mroziak, September 21, 2017.

Excerpt: One of the guests was Dr. Alice Green, executive director of the Center for Law and Justice in Albany. She says one of the benefits of LEAD is that it collects data that helps the community keep police accountable and ensure diversions are considered in a fair and balanced way. “A lot of times, it would allow us to go back to the police department and to LEAD and say something’s wrong here, we’re not diverting as many people of color as we thought,” said Dr. Green. “They look at all of the demographics and say what are we doing. We look at who’s not diverted and who’s diverted.” Continue >>

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