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Community Based Services

Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD)

   Supervisor:  Shylia Tingle


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L.E.A.D. = Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion

We LEAD with compassion.

A community-based approach to reducing the utilization of law enforcement for individuals with untreated behavioral health needs such as mental illness, substance use, extreme poverty, and homelessness.


  • Worcester County citizen(s) who,
  • have had legal involvement with police and;
  • Presents with a substance use and/or mental health need and/or is;
  • Subject of a non-fatal overdose.


  • Not living in Worcester County;
  • Is a part of the vulnerable adult population and or;
  • Has been convicted of a serious offense included but not limited to: sexual assault, offenses involving firearms, or child abuse.


Program Supervisor: Shylia Tingle

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