Criminalization & Law Enforcement

Laws against begging and panhandling, loitering, vagrancy, and sleeping in public disproportionately affect people experiencing homelessness. There is growing evidence that criminalization of homelessness may not only fail to properly address homelessness, but likely exacerbates it, as arrests, incarceration, fines, and sometimes trauma at the hands of enforcement bodies can prolong homelessness by creating new barriers to obtaining employment and stable housing. 

In their own words: Ed | Cardiff, UK

 

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