Two upcoming public forums will give Kane County residents a better understanding of a pilot program that aims to reduce criminal recidivism.
The Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office is partnering with the Elgin Police Department on expanding an initiative to improve public safety and public health by diverting non-violent offenders away from the criminal court system.
According to a Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office announcement, Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion has been successfully operating in Seattle since 2011, delivering a 58% reduction in recidivism as participants are connected to community-based services to help them achieve their goals.
The Kane County Pre-Arrest Diversion team, its partners and the LEAD National Support Bureau directors invite the public to attend the upcoming community forums to learn more about pre-arrest diversion, the Elgin pilot initiative and plans to expand implementation in Kane County.
The Elgin forum will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 28, in the community room of the Gail Borden Public Library, 270 N. Grove Ave., Elgin.
The Kane County forum will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 29, at the Geneva Public Library, 227 S. Seventh St., Geneva.
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- Kane County Chronicle: Kane Sheriff, State’s Attorney endorse new pre-arrest diversion program to reduce crime
- Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office website: Deferred Prosecution
- LEAD website: www.leadbureau.org/