Seeding Pre-Arrest Diversion Across the United States

March 3 – 6, 2019
Ponte Vedra, FL



Our mission is to strategically widen community behavioral health and social service options available through law enforcement diversion.


Our purpose is to provide national vision, leadership, voice, and action to reframe the relationship between law enforcement, treatment, and community.


  • Founded as the result of the March 2017 Inaugural Summit held at International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)
  • PTAC Inaugural Summit organizers: AdCare Criminal Justice Services, C4 Recovery Foundation, Center for Health and Justice at TASC, Civil Citation Network, George Mason University, International Association of Chiefs of Police, and Western Carolina University
  • Named for the collaborative relationship between police, treatment, and community necessary to make police diversion possible


PTAC Collaborative Founding Partners


Contact the PTAC Collaborative for more information:


Name: Leah Smith
Phone: (864)479-0679


Registration for the Event Opens in January


Looking to get funded for attending? Please click here for our Estimated Cost of Attendance breakdown.


Attendance rates are as follows:


Early Bird Single Registration (on or before February 15th) $375
Regular Single Registration (starting February 16th) $395
Group of 3 or more (per person) $350
Group of 3 or more Early Bird (per person) $325


Click Here to Download the 2018 PTAC Onsite Guide


2019 agenda will be posted here when available. Please check back!



2019 Faculty will be posted here when available. Please check back!


Seeding Pre-Arrest Diversion/Interventions Across the United States

March 3-6, 2019 ∙ Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida


This training and technical assistance conference is the second of two annual conferences devoted to the development and support of pre-arrest diversion (PAD) efforts across the United States, and building the treatment and funding capacity to sustain them. The first year featured work force development for 30 or more jurisdictions from around the nation led by members of the Police, Treatment, and Community (PTAC) Collaborative as well as peers from the fields of law enforcement, behavioral health and social services, research, and community advocacy.

During year two, (if funding allows) PTAC members will continue working with participating sites to help start or enhance their PAD efforts, including planning, implementation, evaluating, messaging, treatment bridging, building treatment capacity, etc.

Who Should Attend? This conference is designed for teams of practitioners from communities looking to explore, develop, or expand pre-arrest diversion efforts. Teams should have the capacity to engage completely in the technical assistance and peer learning activities offered during the conference, include at least one representative each from law enforcement, behavioral health and/or social services, and a community partner or advocacy group. Other participants could include a research partner, elected official/high-level decision-maker, other criminal justice stakeholder (e.g., judge or prosecutor).

Conference Goals: The goal for the conference is to guide teams as they plan and develop pre-arrest diversion programs to implement in their communities/jurisdictions. Attendees will also benefit from the opportunity to meet and share knowledge with peers from across the country in variety of fields.

Goals for 2019 Conference: Year Two
Attendees from Year One who implemented their plans will be invited to present at the 2019 conference: The Field Informing the Field. The 2019 conference will also be open to teams from new jurisdictions wanting TA to develop PAD initiatives.


Below you’ll find articles and websites with more information on PTAC’s background as well as information on pre-arrest diversion and deflection. Simply follow the links to be taken to the appropriate information.


  • To learn more about PTAC, please click here.
  • To learn more about PTAC’s background, please click here.
  • To view PTAC’s visual of Pre-Arrest Diversion in the United States, please click here.
  • For more information on deflection and pre-arrest diversion, please click here.


To stay up to date on information about the conference, please add yourself to our database. Doing this will not register you for the conference, it’s just a way of staying informed about what’s going on. If you’re not interested in receiving information by mail, it is not necessary to add your physical address.

Please leave us any comments or questions you may have and we will get back to you as soon as we can.


Marriott Hotel


1000 PGA Tour Blvd
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
(800) 457-4653

Online Room Reservation Currently Closed

Rates exclusive of resort fees and taxes:

Guest Rooms – Price TBD

Mention the C4 / AXIS to get these rates!
Room Block end date for 2019 will be announced here, please check back!

NOTICE: We will never contact you about the hotel. If you are contacted by a third party – this is a scam, please do not give them any information.

Car Service from JAX

• FL Luxury Life Transportation Service

   (904) 333-7473
Click here to visit their website.
Please make your reservations in advance and use the code “AXIS” to receive the special price.
$85 for transportation from the Jacksonville airport to the Marriott. Gratuity is not included in this price.


Shuttle Service from JAX

• SuperShuttle

   (800) 258-3826
Click here to visit their website.
$48 each way for transportation from the Jacksonville airport to the Marriott. Gratuity is not included in this price.


C4 Recovery Foundation is happy to provide discounts for your travel plans to Ponte Vedra, FL for the PTAC event. Please use the following information when booking your flight:



Meeting Event Code: NMRB4


Delta Airlines Discount Code Information:
Delta Airlines is offering discounts between 2% and 10% to passengers attending PTAC 2018 in Ponte Vedra, FL.

  • Travel discount codes for PTAC 2018 are valid for travel between February 28, 2018 – March 12, 2018.

  • Discounts applicable to U.S./Canada originating passengers only.

  • Not valid with other discounts, certificates, coupons, or promotional offers. Fare rules will determine eligibility.


Ways to Make a Reservation:

  • Book Online here.
    Select “Book your Flight” and then enter the Meeting Event Code from above in the box provided on the next screen.

  • Call the Delta Meeting Network Reservations line at (800) 328-1111
    The reservations line operates Mon-Fri 7am-7pm CDT. Please note that a Direct Ticketing Charge will apply for booking by phone ($25 per ticket)

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