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JCSO Homeless Outreach Team

(Hillsboro) The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office began a new program at the start of the year to provide help and to continuously look into the homeless population of Jefferson County. Two members of the department were selected to be a part of the Homeless Outreach Team, Corporal Drew Crews and Corporal Colin Rumpsa. Corporal Crews says they spent the first several weeks looking into the local resources and reaching out to the homeless persons.

Corporal Rumpsa says there are more homeless children than you might think, and they recently provided some help to a homeless mother and her son.

Not every homeless individual is seeking help, and many will refuse it. Corporal Rumpsa says some of these individuals just ran into hard times.

There are over one hundred identified homeless individuals in Jefferson County. While the Homeless Outreach Team continues to show support and provide resources, the Crisis Intervention Team has also been assisting the homeless population as well.

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