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Webinar: How Can Counties Address Housing Instability for Justice-Involved People?
There is a persistent disconnect between the housing and criminal justice sectors. The housing sector often fails to understand the complexity and heterogeneity of the homeless population and the criminal justice sector fails to understand their role in creating housing instability. In a new era of racial and housing justice, counties could help bridge the housing and justice fields to help people avoid justice-system involvement in the first place, improve reintegration, and target resources toward addressing housing instability.

Urban Institute experts, Monique King-Viehland and Jessica Perez will join us to provide an overview of how counties are best equipped to support people with justice-involvement in gaining housing stability and outline how counties can create a common understanding between traditionally siloed sectors like housing and criminal justice and promote equitable outcomes for people with justice-involvement.

Objectives of exploring this topic:
- Explore the role counties can play in bridging the housing and justice sectors
- Understand the structural barriers and disparate impact that perpetuate the homelessness-jail cycle
- Explore good examples of places that have bridged housing and their criminal justice system to support people with justice involvement to address housing instability
- Outline policy principles that have the potential to expand housing solutions for formerly justice-involved people and advance racial equity

May 25, 2021 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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