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Homeless Court Program – And Justice for All

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San Diego Homeless Court Program on NBC Nightly News, March 15, 2006

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Homeless Court Program – Bringing the Court to the Streets

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Testimonials

Testimonials of Support for the Homeless Court Program Michael Greco, Former ABA President As President of the American Bar Association, I have opportunities to highlight many fine programs – the Homeless Court Program, supported by the ABA Commission on Homelessness and Poverty, is one of the most timely and important

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Awards

Thomas Wynn Sr. Memorial Award for Lifetime Achievement from National Coalition for Homeless Veterans 2013 Successful Innovation 2013 – Wildcard Nominee, from HiiL Innovating Justice Awards 2013 San Diego Military Advisory Council Achievement Award, 2012 Pat Radburn Award to Homeless Court Providers and DLA Piper LLP, May 2011 “Secretary’s Award

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Homeless Court Flips Judgement Day into a Graduation Day

Voice of San Diego, Kelly Bennett, February 14, 2013 “Homeless court turns regular court on its head. Outside of the trappings of a formal courtroom, the judge, prosecutors and defense breeze through dozens of cases in part of an afternoon. The process also acknowledges an offenders’ progress, instead of simply

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Veterans group honors Homeless Court Program

U-T San Diego, Dana Littlefield, December 14, 2012  “SDMAC is a nonprofit organization that supports and promotes the military and defense industry community in San Diego. It recognized Homeless Court and other organizations at its annual achievement awards breakfast last week.”

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Homeless Court: San Diego’s Homeless Citizens Take Their Troubles to Court

San Diego Lawyer Magazine, Elisabeth Donovan, May/June 2012  ” ‘As a prosecutor I owe a duty to these people because they are citizens, and although they are sometimes treated as if they’re outside society, they are members of the community.’ Deputy District Attorney Richard McCue.”

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Searching Out Solutions; Constructive Alternatives to the Criminalization of Homelessness

United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (pages 31-32), March 2012  Participants voluntarily sign up for the HCP through a participating homeless service provider and participate in a series of program activities before appearing in court. Participants get credit for ‘time served’ in program activities that address the underlying causes of

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Holding Court for the Homeless

Voice of San Diego, Adrian Florido, September 25, 2009  “‘There’s this misconception about the court, said Adam Garson,’ a pro bono attorney from the law firm DLA Piper, ‘that people just sign up for it to get things thrown out. But these people have worked really hard to be here.’”

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