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An act to add Chapter 8.2 (commencing with Section 13874) to Title 6 of Part 4 of the Penal Code, relating to law enforcement.




Existing law authorizes a county to establish a homeless adult and family multidisciplinary personnel team to facilitate the expedited identification, assessment, and linkage of homeless individuals to housing and supportive services within that county and to allow provider agencies to share confidential information for the purpose of coordinating housing and supportive services to ensure continuity of care. Existing law authorizes the team to include, among others, housing or homeless services provider agencies, medical personnel, and legal counsel, as specified.
This bill would require the Department of Justice, to the extent funding is provided for these purposes, to administer a competitive grant program to enable local law enforcement agencies to establish and operate homeless outreach teams. The bill would require a homeless outreach team funded with a grant to be composed of specified individuals.