Research, Design, and Implement Alternatives to Arrest

Research is needed on the design, implementation, and evaluation of alternatives to arrest, including pre-arrest deflection, diversion, community views on diversion, SUD treatment, the impact of decriminalization of certain drugs, and how non-arrest interventions impact involvement in the criminal justice system, particularly with respect to any potential racially disparate impact. It is crucial to understand what programs work, how to best implement them, and what barriers prevent successful implementation, including stigma, treatment capacity, funding, and disparities in decision-making by police.