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Youth Homelessness and the Juvenile Justice System: A Roadmap of What to Ask, Offer, and Expect from Referral to Reentry

Youth Homelessness and the Juvenile Justice System: A Roadmap of What to Ask, Offer, and Expect from Referral to Reentry
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This guide provides professionals in the fields of education, social services, and law enforcement with information to help identify and respond to youth who may be homeless. The guide recommends prosecutors, judges, and probation officers review juvenile cases for possible homelessness at each stage of the judicial process. The guide emphasizes the importance of re-entry planning with this population. The federal definition of youth homelessness is provided as well as questions professionals can ask youth to determine their housing status. 

Accession number
25459
Authors
Smoot, N.
Type new
Guide/Toolkit
Organization

Coalition for Juvenile Justice

Year published new
2018
Availability

Available for free download on the Coalition for Juvenile Justice website at: http://www.juvjustice.org/sites/default/files/resource-files/map_FINAL…

Using a Person-Centered Approach to Examine the Impact of Homelessness on School Absences

Using a Person-Centered Approach to Examine the Impact of Homelessness on School Absences
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This journal article describes a study that used a person-centered approach to compare the number of school absences of homeless students with their housed peers. The researchers designed this study to test the theory that homeless students often miss an inordinate amount of school days and are thought to be at the end of the “continuum of poverty.” Using school administrative data collected over one school year for an entire school district, the researchers found that homeless children as an aggregate do not miss significantly more days of school than housed students receiving free lunch. However, they found that homelessness and poverty dramatically increase the number of absences for children who are in the higher percentiles of absences, meaning homelessness has a greater impact on those who miss more days of school in general compared with regular attendees. Findings from this study indicate that homelessness may exacerbate problems rather than cause them. The researchers discuss implications for practice and propose directions for future study. (author abstract modified)

Accession number
25542
Authors
Canfield, J.P., Nolan, J., Harley, D., Hardy, A., Elliott, W.
Type new
Journal Article
Journal Name

Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal

Volume new
33
Year published new
2016
Availability

This Is How Im Going to Make a Life for Myself: An Analysis of FAFSA Data and Barriers to Financial Aid for Unaccompanied Homeless Youth

This Is How Im Going to Make a Life for Myself: An Analysis of FAFSA Data and Barriers to Financial Aid for Unaccompanied Homeless Youth
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This report from SchoolHouse Connection looks at the challenges that many unaccompanied homeless students encounter when they apply for federal financial aid. Using data from the U.S. Department of Education, the report outlines ongoing barriers such as the definition of “youth” for 22- and 23-year-olds and required homeless determination from school districts, homeless service providers, or post-secondary institutions. This report provides state-level data and recommendations for policy and practice changes going forward.

Accession number
25803
Type new
Paper/Research Report
Organization

Schoolhouse Connection

Year published new
2017
Availability

Available for free download on the SchoolHouse Connection website at: https://www.schoolhouseconnection.org/new-report-highlights-fafsa-chall…

Supporting the Education of Unaccompanied Students Experiencing Homelessness

Supporting the Education of Unaccompanied Students Experiencing Homelessness
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This brief from the National Center for Homeless Education describes the educational challenges faced by unaccompanied youth who are experiencing homelessness and outlines the key provisions of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act related to this student population. The brief presents strategies school districts can use to support the educational success of unaccompanied youth. Additional resources are provided. 

Accession number
25660
Type new
Brief
Organization

National Center for Homeless Education

Series
McKinney-Vento Law Into Practice Brief Series
Year published new
2017
Availability

Available free of charge on the National Center for Homeless Education website at: https://nche.ed.gov/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/youth.pdf

Supporting In-School and Out-of-School Youth Experiencing Homelessness Through Education and Workforce Partnerships

Supporting In-School and Out-of-School Youth Experiencing Homelessness Through Education and Workforce Partnerships
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This brief from the National Center for Homeless Education provides an overview of education and workforce programs that serve students who are experiencing homelessness. It provides information about the education and workforce partners who work with this population and recommends how these partners can improve coordination and provide more comprehensive support for youth.

Accession number
25673
Type new
Brief
Organization

National Center for Homeless Education

Series
Best Practices in Interagency Collaboration Brief Series
Year published new
2018
Availability

Available free of charge on the NCHE website at: https://nche.ed.gov/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/labor-ed-collab.pdf

Student Homelessness in Rural America

Student Homelessness in Rural America
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This report from the Institute for Children, Poverty, and Homelessness (ICPH) presents national and state-level trends showing the highest rate of growth for student homelessness is occurring in rural communities. The U.S. Census Bureau defines rural communities as those located geographically outside of urbanized areas with fewer than 2,500 residents. ICPH found that over four school years from 2013 to 2017, the number of homeless students in rural areas increased by 11% compared with 3% nationwide. This report discusses the challenges of identifying and supporting these students and their families, federal funding levels to rural school districts, and the obstacles these students face specific to their rural environment. (author abstract modified)

Accession number
25716
Type new
Paper/Research Report
Organization

Institute for Children, Poverty, and Homelessness

Series
Community
Year published new
2019
Availability

Available free of charge on the ICPH website at: https://www.icphusa.org/reports/ruralreport/#thirty-eight-states-experi…

Student Homelessness in New York City: School Instability Factors

Student Homelessness in New York City: School Instability Factors
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This report from the Institute for Children, Poverty, and Homelessness (ICPH) is part of its Student Homelessness in New York City series. In this report, ICPH looks at disruptions that often coincide with the experience of housing stability, such as mid-year transfers and chronic absenteeism, can threaten the educational stability. Consequently, these school instability factors may negatively affect academic performance and ruin a student’s ability to graduate. This report focuses on mid-year transfers and chronic absenteeism and how to support students experiencing homelessness so they can fully experience the same educational opportunities as their housed peers. (author abstract modified)

Accession number
25726
Type new
Paper/Research Report
Organization

Institute for Children, Poverty, and Homelessness

Year published new
2019
Availability

Available for free download on the ICPH website at: https://www.icphusa.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/SH_SchoolInstability…

State Laws on High School Graduation for Students Experiencing Homelessness

State Laws on High School Graduation for Students Experiencing Homelessness
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This guide provides information about how the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) law of 2015 focuses on high school graduation among students who experience homelessness. A list of amendments to the law related to state requirements for homeless students is included. It provides a summary of existing state laws that complement federal requirements from California, New Mexico, Texas, and Washington. 

Accession number
25453
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/2018/04/statec…

State Index on Youth Homelessness

State Index on Youth Homelessness
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

In partnership with the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty, the True Colors Fund developed the State Index on Youth Homelessness (the Index) as a summary of some of the legal, systemic, and environmental barriers youth experiencing homelessness face. The Index looks at 61 metrics in all 50 states and District of Columbia. The metrics evaluate each state’s laws and policies, systems, and environments that affect youth experiencing homelessness and influence state policy and program implementation. The Index provides recommendations for each state on how to better protect the safety, development, health, and dignity of youth experiencing homelessness.

Accession number
25677
Authors
Rush, J., Santos, M.
Type new
Guide/Toolkit
Organization

True Colors Fund and the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty

Year published new
2018
Availability

Available free of charge on the True Colors Fund website at: https://truecolorsfund.org/index/

Partnering to Support Educational Success for Runaway and Homeless Youth

Partnering to Support Educational Success for Runaway and Homeless Youth
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This brief from the National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE) provides an overview of the federal Education for Homeless Children and Youth (EHCY) and Runaway and Homeless Youth (RHY) programs and reviews the McKinney-Vento and Runway and Homeless Youth Act requirements related to cross-systems collaboration. NCHE suggests strategies to promote cross-system collaboration to support the education of runaway and homeless youth. The brief includes two partnership profiles and additional resources.

Accession number
25721
Type new
Brief
Organization

National Center for Homeless Education

Series
Best Practices in Interagency Collaboration Brief Series
Year published new
2019
Availability

Available for free download on the NCHE website at: https://nche.ed.gov/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/rhy-lea-collab.pdf