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State Laws Supporting College Students Experiencing Homelessness

State Laws Supporting College Students Experiencing Homelessness
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This guide provides information about existing state laws that help college students who are experiencing homelessness. Both California and Louisiana require the designation of single points of contact in public colleges and universities. These two states also mandate housing priority be granted to current and former foster care and homeless students. In addition, California law requires priority enrollment for these students. California, Florida, and Maryland offer different tuition and fee waivers to attend college. Colorado and Louisiana have laws related to in-state tuition. As of February 2017, Texas was developing legislation to support students dealing with homelessness. 

Accession number
25454
Authors
Schoolhouse Connection
Type new
Guide/Toolkit
Year published new
2017
Availability

Available for free download on the Schoolhouse Connection website at: https://www.schoolhouseconnection.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/stateh…

Human Trafficking of Minors and Childhood Adversity in Florida

Human Trafficking of Minors and Childhood Adversity in Florida
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This journal article describes a study examining the link between human trafficking of minors and childhood adversity. The authors compared the prevalence of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and cumulative childhood adversity (ACE score) among a sample of 913 juvenile justice-involved boys and girls in Florida for whom the Florida child abuse hotline accepted human trafficking abuse reports between 2009 and 2015 with those of a matched sample. ACE composite scores were higher and a score of 6 ACEs indicative of child maltreatment was more prevalent among youths who had human trafficking abuse reports. Sexual abuse was the strongest predictor of human trafficking: the odds of human trafficking were 2.52 times greater for girls and 8.21 times greater for boys who had histories of sexual abuse. Maltreated youths are more susceptible to exploitation in human trafficking. Sexual abuse in connection with high ACE scores may serve as a key predictor of exploitation in human trafficking for both boys and girls. (Author Abstract Modified)

Accession number
25395
Authors
Reid, J.A., Baglivio, M.T., Piquero, A.R., Greenwald, M.A., Epps, N.
Type new
Journal Article
Organization

Criminology Program, University of South Florida, St. Petersburg, FL.

Journal Name

American Journal of Public Health

Volume new
107
Year published new
2017
Availability

Available by subscription or purchase at the journal website: http://ajph.aphapublications.org/toc/ajph/107/2.

Experiences of Youth in the Sex Trade in Miami

Experiences of Youth in the Sex Trade in Miami
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This report represents one of six site-specific reports from a national multi-site study conducted by the Center for Court Innovation in collaboration with the John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Funded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention within the U.S. Department of Justice, the study aimed to gain a representative portrait of the lives and needs of youth who are involved in exchanging sex for money, food, housing, drugs, or other goods. To complement the quantitative focus of the national multi-site report, this report and the five other site-specific reports endeavor to provide a rich qualitative account that reveals and gives voice to the experiences, perceptions, and needs of the relevant population. The Miami researchers conducted and analyzed interviews with 264 young people, ages 13 to 24, engaged in the sex trade in their area.

Accession number
25576
Authors
Maurrasse, D.J., Jones, C.C.
Type new
Paper/Research Report
Organization

Center for Court Innovation, New York, NY

Year published new
2016
Availability

Available for free download on the Center for Court Innovations website at: https://www.courtinnovation.org/sites/default/files/documents/Miami_0.p…

Central Florida Tri-County Youth Count: Final Report

Central Florida Tri-County Youth Count: Final Report
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This report from Chapin Hall describes a study to provide an estimate of the size of the homeless youth population and its characteristics in three central Florida counties (Orange, Osceola, and Seminole). Information was also gathered about the types of services available to young people experiencing homelessness. Over three days, the project surveyed youth on the street and in services, which include shelters, transitional living programs, and drop-in centers. In addition, researchers examined data from the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) and school systems. Findings include: 1) On a single night in October 2017, there was a total of 268 homeless and unstably housed youth ages 13 to 24 in the three counties. 2) Twelve percent of the surveyed homeless and unstably housed youth were 13 to 17 years old. 3) Youth in the foster care and justice systems were overrepresented in the three counties. 4) Providers in the three counties have 104 shelter, transitional living, rapid rehousing, and subsidized affordable housing slots available for youth, only 10 of which serve youth under age 18. 

Accession number
25739
Authors
Chrisler, A., Horwitz, B., Morton, M.
Type new
Paper/Research Report
Organization

Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago

Year published new
2018
Availability

Available for free download on the Chapin Hall website at: https://www.chapinhall.org/research/central-florida-count-identifies-se…