The nonprofit Vegas Stronger seeks to reduce homelessness in Las Vegas by addressing substance abuse and mental health head on. Since the nonprofit’s launch in October, the Metro Police Department and residents have called on them to provide people experiencing homelessness with accommodations and clinical services instead of sending them to jail. “We’re really just trying to address the issues of homelessness, mental health, and substance abuse before it hits the criminal justice system. We want to help them before they even get into the system, before jail, before court, before anything,” said Dede Parker, a specialty court administrator for Clark County Courts.
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