Media Advisory - Albany County Correctional Facility to Add Opioid Treatment Medications to SHARP Program
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January 18th, 2019: Albany County Correctional Facility to Add Opioid Treatment Medications to SHARP Program
With seven consecutive years of increasing overdose deaths, Sheriff Craig Apple and area partners to implement coordinated treatment approach using buprenorphine, methadone, and naltrexone.
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.