Santa Monica’s Homeless Community Court is a problem-solving court program that addresses the legal issues of homeless individuals with the purpose of connecting them to services and permanent housing. By addressing root problems that lead to criminal behavior participants are less likely to repeat offenses that land them back in front of a judge.
Homeless Community Court (HCC) Outcomes: February 2007 through June 2019
301 total participants
181 (60%) completed the program
120 of program graduates have moved into permanent housing