San Francisco has a new initiative to take police out of the homelessness response

Excerpts from The Guardian, Thu 29 Apr 2021 11.00 EDT:

Community leaders developed a proposal that would reroute all calls regarding homeless issues to the Compassionate Alternate Response Team (CART), highly trained civilians tasked with de-escalation and conflict resolution through each situation.

Proponents of CART estimate that the team would cost San Francisco $6.8m a year. The Board of Supervisors has already approved $2m. The other $4.8m would come from the police department’s budget.

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