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The revolving door for "low-level offenders" in our courts

A hopeful approach

 

September 20, 2019

Judge Anthony Howard is seeking a different approach for Snohomish County Community Court. Howard is the Mental Health Court Judge from Snohomish District Court.

LET'S GET REAL.  No matter how much we stomp our feet and yell about it, the homeless crisis in Snohomish County is not getting better. Fueled by drug abuse, mental health issues, lack of affordable housing, and lack of unskilled jobs, the homeless population in Snohomish County has doubled since 2015.  This, in turn, has been a catalyst for crimes, theft and vehicle prowling being the most prevalent. These are crimes that citizens have seen go unprosecuted after falling victim to them.  

Snohomish County District Court is one of five jurisdictions across the country to receive a techni...



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