Seeding Pre-Arrest Diversion/Interventions Across the United States
March 3-6, 2019 ∙ Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
This training and technical assistance conference is the second of two annual conferences devoted to the development and support of pre-arrest diversion (PAD) efforts across the United States, and building the treatment and funding capacity to sustain them. The first year featured work force development for 30 or more jurisdictions from around the nation led by members of the Police, Treatment, and Community (PTAC) Collaborative as well as peers from the fields of law enforcement, behavioral health and social services, research, and community advocacy.
During year two, (if funding allows) PTAC members will continue working with participating sites to help start or enhance their PAD efforts, including planning, implementation, evaluating, messaging, treatment bridging, building treatment capacity, etc.
Who Should Attend? This conference is designed for teams of practitioners from communities looking to explore, develop, or expand pre-arrest diversion efforts. Teams should have the capacity to engage completely in the technical assistance and peer learning activities offered during the conference, include at least one representative each from law enforcement, behavioral health and/or social services, and a community partner or advocacy group. Other participants could include a research partner, elected official/high-level decision-maker, other criminal justice stakeholder (e.g., judge or prosecutor).
Conference Goals: The goal for the conference is to guide teams as they plan and develop pre-arrest diversion programs to implement in their communities/jurisdictions. Attendees will also benefit from the opportunity to meet and share knowledge with peers from across the country in variety of fields.
Goals for 2019 Conference: Year Two
Attendees from Year One who implemented their plans will be invited to present at the 2019 conference: The Field Informing the Field. The 2019 conference will also be open to teams from new jurisdictions wanting TA to develop PAD initiatives.
Below you’ll find articles and websites with more information on PTAC’s background as well as information on pre-arrest diversion and deflection. Simply follow the links to be taken to the appropriate information.
- To learn more about PTAC, please click here.
- To learn more about PTAC’s background, please click here.
- To view PTAC’s visual of Pre-Arrest Diversion in the United States, please click here.
- For more information on deflection and pre-arrest diversion, please click here.