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Hospitality House no threat

Although I can empathize with Mr. Enos’ concern, I question focusing on this one group. Over 30 years as a probation officer in Nevada County taught me that such predators come from all parts of our society and in fact are very often not a stranger to the victim. In working with Hospitality House last year, one thing we quickly discovered was that in fact many of the clients work full-time jobs but simply do not make enough. Many of the clients were long-term Nevada County residents. Many groups, in fact, included families with children. They are therefore people already on our streets. I found the program was also very adept at weeding out those who might be a potential problem.

So I would say to Mr. Enos, having clients from Hospitality House gathering in the neighborhood does not pose more of a threat than you may find there anyway.

Dave Ferrell

Nevada City

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