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AG: Monroe County joins Law Enforcement Treatment Initiative

Monroe County joined a program that seeks to connect people with addiction treatment services instead of arresting them.

The state Attorney General’s Office announced Thursday that Monroe County has become a part of the Law Enforcement Treatment Initiative (LETI).

Through the initiative, some people are eligible to avoid arrest if they enroll in treatment for substance abuse disorder.

Twenty-three of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties are now a part of the program, which is a collaboration between county Drug and Alcohol Departments and local law enforcement agencies.

The AG's Office announced earlier this week that Erie County also joined the initiative. Luzerne County joined LETI in February.