[Opinion] Police Chiefs and Advocates for the Homeless Agree: Housing, Not Handcuffs, Is the Right Way to Deal with Poverty

The Washington Post

By John Dixon and Eric Tars

In an era of bad news, here’s a rare piece of good: The National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty recently helped strike down an antiquated Virginia law allowing police to arrest and imprison people deemed “habitual drunkards.” The legislature and administration should now use the opportunity to implement modern solutions to homelessness. We know the best outcomes are reached not through criminalization and imprisonment but through supportive systems that prevent crime.

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Source: JusticeCenter

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