National Clearinghouse on Homeless Youth and Families

Implementing Change: The State Advisory Group's Role in Addressing the Intersection of Homelessness and Juvenile Justice

Published: May, 2018
Type: 
Brief
Number of Pages: 
6
Organization: 
Coalition for Juvenile Justice
Series: 
Implementing Change
Abstract: 

The Coalition for Juvenile Justice (CJJ) developed this issue brief to help State Advisory Groups (SAGs) better understand their role in addressing the intersections between juvenile justice and youth homelessness. CJJ encourages SAGs to educate state lawmakers and local agencies about the intersection of these two issues, undertake research to improve policies and practices, and partner with organizations to reduce criminalization for unstably housed youth and prevent homelessness among system-involved youth.

Availability: 
Available for free download on the Coalition for Juvenile Justice website at: http://www.juvjustice.org/sites/default/files/resource-files/State%20Advisory%20Groups.pdf