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New Publication Reveals Judges' Evolving Attitudes on Child Sex Trafficking

January 15, 2020

A new publication from the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) documents an evolution taking place in the juvenile justice system — from considering trafficking victims to be criminals to understanding that they are victims in need of trauma-informed care and services.

Cover of the report titled Alone Without a Home

Q&A: New RHY Resources From the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty

May 7, 2019

The National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty, the only nonprofit legal agency working to end and prevent homelessness in the U.S., recently published Alone Without a Home, which looks at 13 key issue areas affecting the lives and futures of unaccompanied youth.

a boy looking out a window

New Research Shows Impact of Opioid Epidemic on Child Welfare Services

March 14, 2018

After more than a decade of sustained declines in the national foster care caseload, beginning in 2012, the number of children entering foster care began to rise.

A teenager sitting alone on a bench and using a cell phone.

National Survey on Unaccompanied Youth Homelessness in the U.S. Captures the Scope of the Issue

December 7, 2017

On November 15, Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago released results from Missed Opportunities: Youth Homelessness in America, a new national survey on unaccompanied youth homelessness in the United States. Findings show one in ten young adults ages 18-25, and at least one in 30 adolescents ages 13-17, experience some form of homelessness unaccompanied by a parent or guardian over the course of a year. This translates to 3.5 million young people ages 18-25 and 700,000 adolescent minors.

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