Wash. county offers alternatives to jail for some offenders

The county is the latest in the state to have a local organization receive an Arrest and Jail Alternatives Grant through the Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion program


By Jeremy Burnham
Walla Walla Union-Bulletin

WALLA WALLA COUNTY, Wash. — A new partnership between law enforcement agencies and mental health providers in Walla Walla County means an alternative to incarceration will be available to some offenders.

The county is the latest in the state to have a local organization receive an Arrest and Jail Alternatives Grant through the Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion program, also known as LEAD.

The Arrest and Jail Alternatives Grant program was created in the 2019 Legislature. It provided funding for the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs to offer assistance to some people who would otherwise be arrested and jailed.

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