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General overview

Stage of development: Complete

Policy sector: Criminal justice

Date outcomes contract signed: Jun 2017

Start date of service provision: Oct 2017

Capital raised (minimum): USD 10m

Service users: 336 individuals


The intervention is a health-based housing program (i.e. JIR) that aims to reduce jail recidivism and make significant progress in permanently ending chronic homelessness among people experiencing repeat jail stays. The program is structured in four steps. First, discharges from jail are coordinated with program staff waiting to pick up the participant upon release. Second, the participant receives placement in interim housing upon release, while the program team and the participant work to finalize permanent supportive housing placement. Third, a DHS-contracted permanent supportive housing provider assigns the participant to the most appropriate housing unit in its portfolio, from private landlord-owned units to large apartment complexes owned by nonprofit developers. Lastly, the provider administers a move-in assistance fund, which provides each participant with a security deposit paid directly to the landlord, basic furniture and household goods.

Target population

Individuals currently involved within the LA County criminal justice system, expecting to be discharged soon, who have been chronically homeless, scored highly on the VI-SPDAT, and who have at least one diagnosable condition from a list specified in contract.



  • United States

Service delivery locations

  • LA County, California, United States

Outcome metrics

  • Housing stability. Number of individuals who continue to hold a lease for a permanent supportive housing unit (or achieve "good exit") during 6/12 month period. ELP/HMIS/Brilliant Corners housing enrollment move-in and -out dates.
  • Jail avoidance. Number of individuals who avoid jail during 2 years following housing placement. LASD data on qualifying returns, such as arrests, flash incarcerations etc.
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