DA Underhill and Public Safety Partners Roll Out Groundbreaking L.E.A.D. Program

District Attorney Rod Underhill, together with a wide array of public safety partners and partner-agencies, formally announced the implementation of the LEAD (Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion) program Monday, February 27th.   LEAD is a pre-booking diversion program that allows police officers to redirect low-level offenders engaged in drug activity to community-based services instead of jail and […]

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DA Underhill’s efforts to reduce racial and ethnic disparities highlighted in Portland Tribune article

An article published in the March 2, 2017, edition of the Portland Tribune calls attention to the efforts of District Attorney Rod Underhill and the entire Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office to reduce racial and ethnic disparities within the local criminal justice system.  The article quotes DA Underhill, saying that efforts to combat implicit bias […]

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