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Hospitality House GVPD Get Homeless Violence Grant

Another collaboration is being developed to help reduce homeless-related violence in Nevada County, while also increasing mental health and drug abuse services. Hospitality House and Grass Valley Police have taken first place for a state grant, leveraging the Homeless Outreach Team, a collaborative of several local agencies. Police responded to 394 calls last year, and Outreach Manager Joe Naake hopes imbedding a Hospitality House case manager will help free up more time for other more critical criminal incidents…

click to listen to Joe Naake

Meanwhile, Naake says there’s even more help on the way to help officers get a more in-depth understanding of what they may be dealing with when encountering homeless people who may have a propensity for violence and/or becoming a victim….

click to listen to Joe Naake

Naake says it’s hoped the program will be up and running after the first of the year. Recently, the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office and the Department of Behavioral Health launched a mental health-focused outreach program. The Hospitality House-Grass Valley Police collaboration will focus specifically on the Greater Grass Valley area.

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