This guide from Arnold Ventures summarizes evidence about homelessness and provides recommendations for police. Suggestions include fostering collaboration, using data, providing training, and using a problem-oriented approach. The document offers examples from Philadelphia and Wichita, explains the negative consequences of punitive measures, and lists talking points for police to use with the public.
— Read on gcordner.wordpress.com/2020/03/14/policing-homelessness/
Decriminalizing Homelessness – HUD Exchange
— Read on www.hudexchange.info/homelessness-assistance/alternatives-to-criminalizing-homelessness/
The U.S. Supreme Court is leaving in place a lower court ruling that says cities can’t ticket the homeless for sleeping on public property until they’ve found shelter for everyone who needs it.
— Read on www.npr.org/2019/12/16/788597790/court-ruling-limits-what-cities-in-western-u-s-can-do-to-address-homelessness
Ocala is one of seven cities that has “significantly increased” its ordinances for arresting and punishing the homeless.
— Read on www.ocalapost.com/ocala-amongst-7-cities-to-make-hall-of-shame-in-new-homeless-report/