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Care and Coordination

Our Areas of Focus

We strive to build robust support for non-punitive, community-based solutions to many public safety issues. The principles behind our work have been around for decades, but widespread acceptance requires trust-building. That’s what we do.
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Seattle-King County LEAD

Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) is a widely replicated community-based, pre-booking diversion model that was…

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CoLEAD was developed from the LEAD framework in Spring 2020, during the COVID emergency. Congregate…

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Eviction Mitigation

Eviction Mitigation works collaboratively with landlords or housing program managers and with clients to problem-solve…

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LEAD Support Bureau

The LEAD Support Bureau (LSB) was formalized in 2016 to support those who seek to…

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JustCARE is a response to the increase in people living unsheltered in vulnerable communities trying…

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Systems Change Innovators

About PDA

PDA was formed in 1969 to provide high quality legal defense for civil rights activists in Seattle’s largely Black Central District. Today, our multi-cultural team draws from long experience of the systems we are fighting to change.

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