The Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida will be hosting the International Association of Chief of Police (#IACP2018) conference from October 6-9, 2018. This is the largest police conference in the world, attracting 15,000 police executives from over 150 nations.
I am happy to announce that I will be offering my latest workshop “The Top 10 Reasons to Start a Police Homeless Outreach Team (and How)“ on Saturday, October 6, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM (click here for details).
I developed this idea after several conversations with Antoinette Hayes-Triplett, CEO of the Tampa Hillsborough Homeless Initiative (THHI). She remarked that after a meeting at the Urban Land Institute in Los Angeles, CA, many police agencies were interested in developing a police homeless outreach team (HOT) but just didn’t know how to get started. They also realized that attempting to arrest away homelessness is not an effective solution.
I have spent about 15,000 hours working in police homeless outreach, figuring what does work – as well as what what doesn’t work. I’ll also offer some ideas for how to not get sued since having an ineffective or non-existent homeless policy is a quick trip towards expensive and time-consuming litigation.
If you cannot attend #IACP2018, I’ll also be presenting this workshop at The 2018 Florida Institute on Homelessness and Supportive Housing on Friday, November 2nd (click for details).