HOMELESS COURT ARRIVES IN HOUSTON!

HELPING THOSE WHO DON’T HAVE BUT IT’S NOT A FREE RIDE!


The Insite has learned the homeless of Houston will get a helping hand at least when they go to Municipal court. The city has embarked upon a program they call Homeless court. It’s designed to help transients who are trying to get their lives together. The court will forgive fines and try and keep the homeless out of jail if they perform community service while also trying to turn their lives around. The court meets once a month with Judge Steven Kirkland. He says defendants must also appear with a case worker from the social or assistance program they’re taking part in like US Vets or Star of Hope. But Kirkland, who says the court was modeled after the system in San Diego, is definitely not a free pass. The judge says the defendants will get violations on their driving record like everyone else but the city realizes many of them don’t have the money to pay fines. So they’re giving back by performing community service. Homeless court has been in session for the last three months…

(AS FIRST SEEN ON FOX 26 NEWS AT 9PM)