LOS ANGELES — City Attorney Mike Feuer will assemble an array of agencies offering services to enable homeless individuals to get off the streets and turn their lives around.
Feuer’s office, with the assistance of a grant from Los Angeles County, is conducting a series of Homeless Citation Clinics across the county with the next one being held Tuesday, October 20th, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Oakwood Recreation Center, 767 California Avenue, Venice. Participants can have citations and related fines removed from their records in exchange for taking advantage of housing and other services.
“We need to take practical steps to help homeless people turn their lives around," said Feuer. "Many homeless people who are cited for low level offenses get caught in a cycle that prevents them from starting a new life. We will help them break that cycle.”
"Often, a ticket or an unresolved legal issue can force someone living on the streets into a form of economic prison, locking them into a life on the streets," said Councilmember Mike Bonin. "This clinic will help remove one of the roadblocks that keeps people from moving from the streets to homes. I thank City Attorney Mike Feuer, his hard-working staff and all of the partners who are making this clinic possible."