The Public Safety Workgroup encompasses a myriad of stakeholders from the criminal justice system working together to promote public safety. This workgroup includes national organizations as well as leaders from jurisdictions across the nation who are engaged in one or more of the pathways of pre-arrest diversion (PAD). Through collaboration, the Public Safety workgroup produces webinars, resources for the field, and connects jurisdictions looking for training and technical assistance with support and guidance. Leaders from areas that have implemented PAD programs lend their expertise and share lessons learned to shape the work of PTACC nationally, while national organizations, like the Civil Citation Network, International Association of Chiefs of Police, LEAD Support Bureau, and Police Assisted Addiction Recovery Initiative, facilitate information-sharing and augment the reach of PTACC’s work and message. Additionally, this workgroup provides the unique front-line public safety perspective to the other workgroups to further their understanding of how criminal justice stakeholders define roles, responsibilities, and priorities.
Below are resources and information available from the field on law enforcement and pre-arrest diversion