LEAD accepts social referrals, Officer Referrals, and walk-ins!
How to Get Connected
Individuals seeking services for themselves can walk in to receive services or can call to set up a time to meet with staff.
If you are making a referral for another person, please have the following information ready:
Name and reliable contact information for the person
Referring party's information
Service needs or concerns
Officers have the ability,
using their discretion,
to make a diversion referral.
(including family and friends) and service providers may make a social referrals for:
Individuals who are in need of case management due to substance use
Individuals who are at risk of probation violation or other involvement with the criminal justice system
What is a diversion?
Clients who come to us through a diversion mean that they initially had contact with a
law enforcement officer who could have charged them with an offense. Instead, the officer
chose to divert the person into case management instead of the local criminal justice system.
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