Schuylkill Law Enforcement Treatment Initiative (LETI)

The Schuylkill County Law Enforcement Treatment Initiative (LETI) is a harm reduction approach that seeks to accomplish the goals of reducing criminal behavior and improving public safety by connecting individuals suffering from a substance use disorder with treatment and other community resources.


  1. Reduce deaths, overdoses, and crime associated with drug addiction by getting individuals with substance use disorders into treatment.
  2. Reduce stigma associated with substance use disorders.
  3. Strengthen police-community relationships by encouraging individuals with a substance use disorder seek help from law enforcement.
  4. Train law enforcement officers in how better to help individuals suffering from a substance use disorder.
  5. Connect individuals with organizations that are ready, willing, and able to provide help.


An individual seeking help may be ineligible to participate in the Law Enforcement Treatment Initiative if:

  1. They have outstanding arrest warrants.
  2. The individual does not appear amenable to the program (i.e., violent upon initial contact, or a threat to self or others).
  3. The individual is under the age of 18 and there is no parental or guardian consent.
  4. Any other factors exist as may be determined by the LEO or Supervisor to exclude eligibility.