Alternatives to the Criminalization of Homelessness: Department of Justice Resources for Law Enforcement

This joint webinar co-hosted by the Department of Justice and the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness provided an overview of the report Searching Out Solutions: Alternatives to the Criminalization of Homelessness. The webinar gave details about how communities can utilize Department of Justice resources and programs to help implement the strategies in the report. The webinar focused on effective law enforcement and justice systems strategies that benefit people experiencing homelessness and the community as a whole.

Panelists included:

  • Senior Counsel for the Access to Justice Initiative Melanca Clark
  • Trial Attorney for the Special Litigation Section of the Civil Rights Division Robert Koch
  • Research Analyst for the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services Vonda Matthews
  • Program Manager for the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Karen Bachar
  • USICH Deputy Director Anthony Love

You can download the slide set for this webinar and a WMV file to watch the webinar from the greeen asset box on the right.

The Department of Justice has also put together a resource guide on this topic.

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