Homelessness is a complex topic. Vagrancy is its own issue. Although there is some overlap, not all homeless individuals are vagrants.
Peter Brown is the Community Services Manager for the City of Ventura. In this interview he speaks with Our Ventura TV host, George Alger, about some of the problems and solutions surrounding homelessness and vagrancy in Southern California.
One of the points that Peter makes is to not support the homeless with direct donations, which generally finance personal addictions. Instead, if you want to give money to help homeless individuals, he suggests supporting the many organizations that offer help to homeless to improve their lives.
Director: Petrina Sharp