Downtown Dallas Inc. has completed negotiations with four Downtown liquor and convenience stores to prohibit the sale of “high alcohol content beer and wine” to the homeless. Alcohol related crime was reduced 27% in the City Center in the first quarter 2010. We anticipate a reduction in alcohol related crimes in the DART West End Station area in the second quarter. The Safety Patrol conducts weekly inspections at four Liquor Stores to ensure they are in compliance with the agreement*.
The Homeward Bound program reunited 66 homeless persons with family in the first quarter of 2010. 484 homeless persons have been reunited with family since Downtown Dallas Inc. started the program in 2008.
*Agrement with liquor stores to stop selling high alcohol content beer and wine and a 32oz size limit on beers.