Najja Morris, operations advisor for the LEAD National Support Bureau, said at the Greater Ithaca Activities Center on Monday night that the program would connect people to services they need.

Ithacans Learn of Proposed Assisted Diversion Program

The City of Ithaca is developing a new program that would allow Ithaca Police to divert low-level offenders to community-based services instead of arresting and incarcerating them, in an attempt to reduce recidivism rates as well as the city’s reliance on the criminal justice system.