Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP)

Side event: Should Police be leading reform? Diversion schemes, decriminalisation and drug consumption rooms

Organized by Law Enforcement Action Partnership UK and Law Enforcement Action Partnership US James Nicholls, Transform Drug Policy Foundation Police Diversion Schemes in the UK Context: 43 forces; 7 with existing diversion schemes. 135,000 simple possession arrests in the UK in 2019. Reduced police resources. Increased incidences of more serious violent crime (including drug-related). Introduction …

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