Defund IMPACT- Revinvest in Services
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The FY 2020-21 budget for the Sacramento Police Department [SPD] is $157 million. Of that, $1.5 - $2 million is to fund the IMPACT [homeless] Team to do outreach and referrals to people experiencing homelessness. That equates to $93,750 per month in salary. In February, 2020 according to the SPD metrics, they received over 3,000 homeless related calls, 44 of which resulted in illegal camping citations and only 153 referrals for services. That equates to or $612 per referral - a very expensive and ineffective way to address homelessness.
SRCEH calls on the Mayor, City Manager and City Council to defund the Homeless IMPACT Team and reinvest in an nonprofit, interdisciplinary team comprised of mental health worker, public health workers, substance use workers and a person with lived experience of homelessness to do outreach and engagement of our unhoused neighbors.
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