How Partnerships, Not Just Police, Help Street Issues In Everett

July 17, 2016

Everett, Everett Government

street issues

It’s free this Tuesday at 6:30 PM in the PUD auditorium.

There are a lot of new terms being used to describe efforts to reduce street issues in Everett. Embedded social workers, low barrier housing, diversion, outreach. All are concepts being applied in Everett and around our area to try and reduce the problems created by mental health issues, drug abuse, homelessness and more.

Tuesday night there is a free forum to explain these methods in depth and give people living here a chance to learn more about how they work.

Everett Mayor Ray Stephanson, County Executive Dave Somers, Sheriff Ty Trenary, and Everett Police Chief Dan Templeman invite community members to learn more about promising strategies being used around the region. The forum will include representatives from:

  • King County LEAD (Law-Enforcement Assisted Diversion) program
  • Shoreline Police Department RADAR (Response Awareness, De-escalation And Referral) team
  • City of Bellingham Homeless Outreach Team (HOT)
  • Snohomish Health District

The meeting is being held at the PUD auditorium at 2320 California Street Everett, WA  98201 and will run from 6:30 PM until 8:30 PM.


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