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The Defenders Project

HRC side event – Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD project)

Ian Goodhew: Deputy chief of staff – kings county prosecuting attorney’s office Innovative project made up of a number of organisations including the Seattle Police department, the prosecutors office, the defender association (public defence agency), ACLU, department of corrections, sheriff’s office. LEAD gives police on the street a choice when arresting low level offenders about diverting them into treatment. It …

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