Police Assisted Diversion Program

Who is Served?

All adults.

Why is this Service Offered?

Police-Assisted Diversion (PAD) is a pilot program offered for low-level, non-violent drug, prostitution, and retail theft offenses within the PAD pilot zone and during PAD operating hours. The program works to divert those people away from the criminal justice system and towards supportive, peer-based social services that are customized to the participants’ needs. PAD is a collaboration between police officers, service providers, and community residents, and takes a health-centered approach to law enforcement.

What is the Service?

The PAD program works with participants to address issues surrounding access to basic needs, access to treatment services, appropriate medical care, and the development and achievement of short and long-term goals. PAD services are voluntary, free to the participant, and will continue for as long as the participant requests help from the program.

Services are provided in the community, in your home, or wherever assistance and support is required.

1919 Cottman Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19111
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

You are eligible to receive services if:

  • You are referred by the police or seek support yourself.
How Do I Contact PATH?

Please call 267-350-4717
to obtain additional information.