Traditional criminal justice approaches are not working.

Many people trapped in the cycle of incarceration because of substance use emerge from prisons facing more discrimination, increased health risks, and more likely to be rearrested. Our reform initiatives are built on the premise that there is a better way to address these challenges through smart partnerships and more human connection.

AboutJustice System Transformation

The Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD). The LEAD program is an innovative effort of diverse partners including the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, the Seattle City Attorney’s Office, the Seattle Police Department, and The Defenders Association. LEAD is revolutionizing the way Seattle law enforcement handles people accused of repeat, low-level drug-related crimes by providing a comprehensive mix of services rather than putting them in jail. REACH provides the case management and access to services that are the backbone of LEAD.

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Vital – Familiar Faces initiative: 

Vital is designed to provide comprehensive and integrated services to adults who are experiencing mental health conditions and co-occurring substance use issues, need an intensive level of community-based support, and may be experiencing homelessness.

A collaboration between REACH, Harborview Medical Center and Plymouth Housing Group, the Vital team employs expertise from diverse disciplines, from psychiatry to occupational therapy to intensive care management. The Vital team provides care that is centered around the participant’s personal goals and aims to improve social and health outcomes, including but not limited to a reduction in jail time and ER visits and an increase in housing stability and social connectedness. Read more about these outcomes.


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REACH improves lives daily for more than 3,500 King County residents. Whether it’s a visit to the doctor, a warm meal, or getting into substance use treatment, our work changes lives. You can help.

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