Three months after the launch of the New York City’s Subway Safety Plan, more than 1,300 people experiencing homelessness accepted help and shelter, Mayor Eric Adams announced Wednesday.
According to the Adams, 1,379 people accepted placement in safe haven, stabilization, and shelter beds as part of the Subway Safety Plan, a 17-page program to fight the massive spike in transit crime citywide.
The city’s multi-pronged approach includes 30 “Joint Response Teams” with personnel from the Department of Health, the Department of Homeless Services, the NYPD and community groups.
Police will also have what the city called a “clear mandate” to enforce MTA rules, and will be trained on them.
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