Charleston’s First Homeless Court Case Ends with a Handshake…

Charleston’s First Homeless Court Case Ends with a Handshake…

It’s about as rare to hear a round of applause in a criminal courtroom as it is in church. But it was no ordinary day in court Thursday at One80 Place.

The city of Charleston’s first session of homeless court was held in a sunny second-floor conference room at the nonprofit’s headquarters on Walnut Street, a much more casual setting than the municipal court on Lockwood Boulevard where cases like Jesse Ford’s have always been heard.