Sobering Centers: Implementation Guide
Using sobering centers as an alternative to arrest can strengthen public trust, minimize harm, save agency and jail resources, and connect individuals to services.
This upcoming document will offer information to guide police leaders in the development of collaborative partnerships with sobering centers as an alternative to arrest. These partnerships can be leveraged to divert individuals that would be arrested for intoxication-related offenses to a facility independent of the criminal justice system where they can be safely monitored as they recover from intoxication. Sobering centers seek to better connect individuals to needed support and services and to leverage police resources in a way that is both effective and less intrusive than arrest.
Get a sneak peek of some of the guidance included in this resource by downloading our Sobering Centers Practical Implementation Guidelines.
Learn more about sobering centers as an alternative to arrest and other topics by listening to Serve. Protect. Lead., the IACP Podcast.