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San Francisco’s new diversion program will reduce incarceration for substance abuse and mental illness Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) will improve community safety and quality of life San Francisco is finalist for state grant

April 19, 2017
Author: 
Barbara A. Garcia

San Francisco Department of Public Health Press Release - San Francisco is well on its way to adopting a new program to reduce the number of people with substance use disorder and mental illness who are incarcerated, by redirecting them into treatment before they are arrested. The Health Department, which is leading this effort, received preliminary notice of a $5.9 million grant from the Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) to support the work.

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