Atlanta City Council Authorizes Agreement to Establish Center for Diversion and Services

The Atlanta City Council approved legislation Monday to authorize the mayor to execute an intergovernmental agreement with Fulton County to create and establish the Center for Diversion and Services (Legislative Reference No. 21-R-4118).

The Center for Diversion and Services would be established to provide care and services as an alternative to incarceration for those experiencing poverty, homelessness, substance abuse, or mental health issues. The center would help reduce the overall population at the Atlanta City Detention Center and Fulton County Jail. The agreement is for a term of two years and may be renewed annually upon mutual agreement of the parties.

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