Pre-Arrest Diversion Initiative successfully diverts 70 people (and counting) in our first year.












Since launching in October 2017, we have successfully diverted 48 people from the Atlanta City Detention Center and 22 people from the Fulton County Jail. 

In our first year: 

  • Participants have reconnected with family members, started new jobs, moved into permanent housing, and resolved longstanding legal issues that had previously prevented them from achieving their goals.
  • The Atlanta Police Department has started tracking diversion referrals in weekly activity reports, and continues to dedicate a full-time officer to serve as the PAD Liaison – read his testimonial below.
  • PAD has worked alongside community organizations, service providers and local city and county governments to advocate for policies that keep people out of jail who need services and support. 


Read our entire Fall 2018 newsletter by clicking here.

Newsletter: What happened in Year One?