Long Beach LEAD 2.0 Program


Welcome to Long Beach LEAD 2.0

Our Mission is your Success

“Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) is a pre-booking diversion pilot program developed with the community to address low-level drug and prostitution crimes … The program allows law enforcement officers to redirect low-level offenders engaged in drug or prostitution activity to community-based services, instead of jail and prosecution.

By diverting eligible individuals to services, LEAD is committed to improving public safety and public order, and reducing the criminal behavior of people who participate in the program.” LEAD reduced recidivism by 22%. Points of entry to this website include: about LEAD; latest news; multimedia; evaluation; and contact information. 

Pre-Trial Diversion

California pretrial diversion programs give eligible defendants a chance to avoid jail time if they successfully complete treatment and education..

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Case Management

Case Management is the heart and soul of this intervention, a “golden thread” to form trusting relationships with people or whom standard models…

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Housing Services

At its heart, the Housing First approach is about tearing down the barriers of policy or practice that stand between people and…

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Community Based

In recent decades, multiple forms of diversion have emerged throughout the United States. Some of these offer individuals…


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