Where: London and Edinburgh, United Kingdom When: 30 November – 8 December 2013 Who: City of London Police; City of London Anti-Social Behaviour Working Group; Joseph Rowntree Foundation; Professor Suzanne Fitzpatrick and Dr Sarah Johnsen, School of the Built Environment, Heriot-Watt University; St Mungo’s; Broadway Homelessness and Support; Crisis When antipodeans think of Old  Blighty, […]

Where: Vancouver, Canada When: 25 November – 29 November 2013 Who: Dr Stephen Gaetz, Associate Professor, York University, Toronto, Director of the Canadian Homelessness Research Network and the Homeless Hub; Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users (VANDU); PHS Community Services Society; and Pivot Legal Society. Vancouver is a strikingly beautiful city — mountains, beach, Stanley […]

Where: New York City, United States When: 15 – 24 November 2013 Who: NYC Department of Homeless Services; New York Police Department Homeless Outreach Unit; NYC Parks & Recreation; Midtown Community Court; Red Hook Community Justice Center; Center for Court Innovation; Center for Constitutional Rights; Picture the Homeless; Urban Justice Center Pages, screens, shelters and streets  The […]

Despite my best attempts to break it up with a handful of mediocre photographs, the posts to date have been pretty heavy on text.  No doubt to my readers’ relief, I’ve come across a selection of excellent non-written additions to the homelessness and justice advocacy spaces in the last few weeks. Here’s a snapshot. Sugar — ‘Life […]

Where: Washington DC, United States When: 8 – 15 November 2013 Who: National Coalition for the Homeless; Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless; American Bar Association, Commission on Homelessness and Poverty; National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty; United States Interagency Council on Homelessness; National Alliance to End Homelessness  A federal hub with local problems  Many […]

Where: Los Angeles, California, United States When: 4 – 7 November 2013 Who: Public Counsel, Inner City Law Center, Skid Row Housing Trust and Professor Gary Blasi, UCLA The context – intact windows, safer cities?  There are over 58,000 people experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles County.  LA’s Skid Row has the highest concentration of homelessness in the […]

There is no way I could’ve dealt with the fines by myself, the only way I did was with the help of workers and a lawyer. The letters kept coming and to deal with them there was lots of writing, it was all a bit much … Getting the fines sorted was like a weight lifted, […]