National Clearinghouse on Homeless Youth and Families

Implementing Change: State and Local Government'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 and local governments better understand their role in addressing the intersections between juvenile justice and youth homelessness. It includes principle and practice recommendations from CJJ for government leaders to help prevent young people from experiencing homelessness or being criminalized for behaviors that stem from a lack of stable housing. CJJ includes local examples from communities that demonstrate the Principles for Change.

 

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