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Conclusions on Homelessness and Vagrancy

Conclusions on Homelessness and Vagrancy

By Lori Denman-Underhill In a quest to find helpful solutions to the issues of homelessness and vagrancy, many professionals and police department members were interviewed for Citizens Journal. The interviews took place for the past two months. Here is a quick guide consisting of quotes, links and conclusions of these interviews. While there is no […]

Hope on the Horizon for Mentally Ill Homeless

Hope on the Horizon for Mentally Ill Homeless

By Lori Denman-Underhill The subset of the homeless in Ventura and Oxnard who suffer from mental health issues has help arriving on the horizon. There is a triage grant starting this month that was given to Ventura County Behavioral Health (VCBH), who then approached the Ventura and Oxnard Sheriff Departments to team up a full-time […]

Hopes of a Shelter Solving Homeless Vagrancy

Hopes of a Shelter Solving Homeless Vagrancy

By Lori Denman-Underhill Homeless advocates of Oxnard have been pleading  for a year-round shelter for years and their City Council just decided last week to approve seed money funds for its establishment. The shelter is planned to be low barrier. Citizens Journal discussed the meaning of low barrier in this previous article.  If the establishment of […]

Mending Mental Health in Ventura County

Mending Mental Health in Ventura County

    By Lori Denman-Underhill It is known by many, if not all in Ventura County, that there is a severe lack of services available to those suffering from mental health issues. The lack of facilities and services available to those persons with mental health issues, specifically under a 5150 hold, is noteworthy and should […]

Oxnard’s Assistant Police Chief Benites, On Homelessness and Vagrancy (Part Two)

Oxnard’s Assistant Police Chief Benites, On Homelessness and Vagrancy (Part Two)

By Lori Denman-Underhill Citizens Journal interviewed Oxnard’s Assistant Police Chief Jason Benites last week. This two-part story features an interview with Benites about homelessness and vagrancy in his city. The person who oversees operations and officers of the homeless and vagrancy capacity is Benites. Top concerns for some of the local community include how the homeless situation […]

Oxnard Low Barrier Homeless Shelter Funding Discussed at City Council Tomorrow

Oxnard Low Barrier Homeless Shelter Funding Discussed at City Council Tomorrow

By Lori Denman-Underhill There is a proposed plan to open a low barrier   24-hour year-round homeless shelter by December in Oxnard. If the budget is approved tomorrow night at the Oxnard City Council meeting, seed money will be partially given from the $1.5 million of Measure O to fund the shelter (see graphic below). Homeless […]

Ventura | Budget and Year-Round Homeless Shelter Move Forward

Ventura | Budget and Year-Round Homeless Shelter Move Forward

By Lori Denman-Underhill The Ventura City Council meeting on June 18 was lengthy, which included the passing of the Fiscal Year 2018 to 2019 budget and also allocated funds to create a year-round shelter. At this meeting, there were no announcements or special presentations. Councilmember Mike Tracy was absent and there was one reportable item this […]

Celebrate a Ventura Strong 4th of July

Celebrate a Ventura Strong 4th of July

Ventura Strong. There is no better theme for this year’s 4th of July Street Fair, held upon numerous local streets of Ventura’s Downtown Cultural District. The 43rd annual fair on Wednesday, July 4 starts at 10am on Palm Street with the band Love Handles. The music continues nonstop on Palm, Oak, Mission and California Streets until 5pm. […]

Oxnard Assistant Police Chief Benites | On Homelessness and Vagrancy

Oxnard Assistant Police Chief Benites | On Homelessness and Vagrancy

By Lori Denman-Underhill In the quest to find solutions to helping the homeless and stop vagrancy, it is essential to begin a dialogue with professionals who interact with the issues on a daily basis. One individual who oversees operations and officers of the homeless and vagrancy capacity is Oxnard’s Assistant Police Chief Jason Benites. Top […]

City Council Candidates Urged to Apply

City Council Candidates Urged to Apply

By Lori Denman-Underhill Think you have what it takes to be on Ventura’s City Council? Interested candidates are urged to visit City Hall and pick up application paperwork in July and August. The mayor and all council members were present for this regular meeting, held on June 11. Special presentations opened up the meeting and […]

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