Temecula’s Homeless Outreach Team encouraged by progress

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The Temecula Homeless Outreach Team report their arrest and outreach numbers in working to manage the homeless population in the city during a conference call with the Valley News. Valley News/Courtesy photo
It’s popular on social media for residents to complain about the perceived lack of effort local law enforcement is putting into handling the homeless crisis in southwest Riverside County. Temecula’s Homeless Outreach Team understands the frustration that residents feel when a crime is committed or they encounter a homeless resident of the city that makes them feel unsafe. That’s why the team reached out to the Valley News to talk about the progress they are making and why they are every day working to improve on the last. During a conference call with Sgt. Robert Menchaca, Sgt. Rick Donoho and Robin Gilliland, the Homeless Outreach administrator for Temecula, they said they are encouraged by the progress they have made in 2019. “We’ve had 478 outreach attempts,” Men
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