In a rare showing of community harmony on an issue related to homelessness, Sarasota city commissioners voted Monday night to join Sarasota County, three nonprofit philanthropic organizations and other local stakeholders in contributing to the funding for a pilot project aimed at diverting low-level, non-violent offenders with mental illness from the county jail and providing them with services and treatment.
A standing ovation followed the unanimous decision in the crowded commission chambers, Read More
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