1. Searching Out Solutions: Alternatives to the Criminalization of Homelessness

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    Communities should implement solutions to homelessness not seek to criminalize it. USICH will soon release a comprehensive report that details effective alternatives to the criminalization of homelessness. The report is titled: Searching out Solutions: Constructive Alternatives to the Criminalization of Homelessness. USICH hosted a webinar on this topic that detailed solutions for communities. Panelists addressed the reasons why criminalization is not effective and explained several key alternatives that can help communities achieve results. Panelists: Deputy Director for USICH Anthony Love Senior Counsel for the Access to Justice Initiative at the U.S. Department of Justice Melanca Clark Executive Director of Pathways to Housing DC Christy Respress Deputy Public Defender in San Diego and cofounder of the San Diego Homeless Court Program Steve Binder

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