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Collaborating for Change: Addressing Youth Homelessness and Juvenile Justice
The problem of youth homelessness is one that frequently goes unnoticed. National estimates indicate that in a given year, 380,000 minors will at some point be homeless and alone, without the accompaniment of their family.
Children experiencing homelessness are often criminalized as a result of behaviors that stem from their lack of safe and secure housing. Likewise, involvement in the juvenile justice system can also result in homelessness. Interviews by the Administration for Children and Families of youth age 14-21 from across the country and found that almost 44% of young people experiencing homelessness had been in a juvenile detention center, jail, or prison.
Join us on Tuesday, Feb. 28 at 3 p.m. Eastern to learn about ways that community collaborations between service providers, cities and government agencies, schools, and other key stakeholders can help ensure that youth are not criminalized because they experience homelessness, and that they do not become homeless as a result of their involvement with the juvenile justice system. The webinar will highlight key policy recommendations from a new report released by the Coalition for Juvenile Justice in partnership with the National Network for Youth and the National League of Cities' Institute for Youth, Education, and Families. The project was made possible through funding from the Raikes Foundation, the Tow Foundation, and the Melville Charitable Trust.
This webinar is co-hosted by the National Network for Youth, and the National League of Cities' Institute for Youth, Education, and Families.
- Darla Bardine, Executive Director, National Network for Youth
- Laura Furr, Program Manager, Justice Reform and Youth Engagement, for the National League of Cities' Institute for Youth, Education, and Families
- Lisa Pilnik, Senior Advisor, Coalition for Juvenile Justice
To register click here today!