Letter: CAHOOTS by Martin LeTourneau – February 18, 2021
In 1989, the city of Eugene developed an innovative community-based public safety system to respond to crises involving mental illness, homelessness and addiction.
The Crisis Assistance Helping Out On The Streets (CAHOOTS) program in Eugene has a 31-year history of success, garnering critical acclaim and saving money for their police and fire departments.
It is obvious that Clatsop County has issues with homelessness, with drug and alcohol addictions and with mental health concerns….
Read the letter in The Astorian here.