Katal proudly serves as the project director for Albany's innovative Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) program. Check out our First Year Report which details how LEAD came about in Albany and what's happened since its launch.
In the first year, the Albany LEAD program has diverted dozens of people from incarceration and has contributed to constructive changes in policing practices and stronger police-community relationships. The Albany Times Union story about the report highlights many of the stakeholders involved. Albany's LEAD program shows that criminal justice reform is moving forward at the local level.