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Addressing the Intersections of Juvenile Justice Involvement and Youth Homelessness: Working with Girls

Addressing the Intersections of Juvenile Justice Involvement and Youth Homelessness: Working with Girls
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This brief provides background information about how girls experiencing homelessness often become involved with the juvenile justice system. For instance, girls are arrested and charged more often for status offenses than boys. Furthermore, girls are more likely to be arrested and detained for charges of running away from home than their male counterparts. The brief also summarizes the prevalence and types of abuse and exploitation experienced by girls in the home and on the street. The Coalition for Juvenile Justice emphasizes the need for stakeholders to develop gender-responsive support and practices for girls and offers recommendations for juvenile justice and homeless youth-serving agencies. 

Accession number
25441
Authors
Coalition for Juvenile Justice
Type new
Brief
Year published new
2017
Availability

Available for free download on the Coalition for Juvenile Justice website at: http://www.juvjustice.org/sites/default/files/ckfinder/files/Girls%20Fi…

Addressing the Intersections of Juvenile Justice Involvement and Youth Homelessness: Principles for Change

Addressing the Intersections of Juvenile Justice Involvement and Youth Homelessness: Principles for Change
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This report discusses the intersection between system-involved youth and runaway and homeless youth. It cites data from interviews with 656 runaway and homeless youth (ages 14 to 21) in 11 cities that show nearly 78 percent of the participants had at least one interaction with law enforcement. In addition, 7 percent of survey participants directly attributed their first homelessness experience with exiting jail or prison. In Part I of the report, the authors describe each of the 10 Principles of Change developed by the Coalition for Juvenile Justice in collaboration with the National Network for Youth and the National League of Cities Institute for Youth, Education, and Families. The principles provide a roadmap for communities to help young people avoid experiencing juvenile justice system involvement or youth homelessness. In Part II, the report gives specific resources and examples related to each Principle of Change. Appendix I outlines a case study of Davidson County, Tennessee, as a juvenile court system working to decriminalize and address youth homelessness. Appendix II describes state-level efforts in Maryland, South Carolina, and Vermont that focus on homelessness among system-involved youth. 

Accession number
25457
Authors
Pilnik, L., Bardine, D., Furr, L., Maury, M., Sickmund, M., Smoot, N., Szanyi, J,
Type new
Paper/Research Report
Year published new
2018
Availability

Full report available for free download on the Coalition for Juvenile Justice website at: http://www.juvjustice.org/sites/default/files/ckfinder/files/FINAL%20Pr…