Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) Providers
See Bid/RFP documents for additional submission details.
Youth and Family Services Division Statement of Purpose
The Youth and Family Services Division of the Community Services Department
provides a continuum of services to improve the quality of life of the citizens of
Santa Fe. This is done by provision of contracts for services, technical assistance,
and general community planning activities in the areas of health and human
services, children and youth programs, and juvenile services. Grants are provided
from the City of Santa Fe General Fund and other federal and state pass-through
The City of Santa Fe is soliciting requests from interested parties to serve as the
intensive case management and care coordination provider for the diversion
component of the Santa Fe Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) project.
Applications for funding must comply with the Santa Fe LEAD Policy Coordinating
Committee values and guiding principles (include in Appendix).
LEAD is a pre-booking diversion program that allows officers to redirect offenders
engaged in low level drug activity to community-based services instead of jail and
prosecution. LEAD participants begin working immediately with case managers to
access services. LEAD's goals are to reduce the harm a drug offender causes him
or herself, as well as the harm that the individual is causing the surrounding
community. This public safety program has the potential to reduce recidivism rates
for low-level offenders and preserve expensive criminal justice system resources for
more serious or violent offenders.