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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…

State Report Cards: Grading Criminal Record Relief Laws for Survivors of Human Trafficking

State Report Cards: Grading Criminal Record Relief Laws for Survivors of Human Trafficking
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This report from the Polaris Project looks at existing state criminal record relief laws for survivors of human trafficking. Many survivors have arrest records and court documents for offenses stemming from their victimization in the commercial sex industry or labor sectors. As a result, survivors face barriers that affect their independence, stability, and safety. The authors assess the effectiveness of each state’s current laws, if any, and provide recommendations for improving and implementing meaningful laws to help survivors. (author abstract modified)

Accession number
25746
Authors
Marsh, E., Anthony, B., Emerson, J., Mogulescu, K.
Type new
Paper/Research Report
Organization

Polaris Project

Year published new
2019
Availability

Available free of charge on the Polaris Project website at: https://polarisproject.org/criminal-record-relief-laws-survivors-human-…

Reentry Starts Here: A Guide for Youth in Long-Term Juvenile Corrections and Treatment Programs

Reentry Starts Here: A Guide for Youth in Long-Term Juvenile Corrections and Treatment Programs
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

The U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), developed this toolkit to help young people in juvenile corrections and treatment programs prepare for successful reentry into the community. The guide provides instructions for youth to follow first while they are still in placement and second once they are released. It discusses common barriers that youth may experience upon reentry and provides action steps to address those barriers with the help of a caring adult. The guide outlines how transitioning youth can seek assistance from a parent or guardian, mentor, friend, teacher, and other key people. Topics include building a reentry team; connecting to support services; planning for school and work; and following probation, parole, and court requirements.

Accession number
25678
Type new
Guide/Toolkit
Organization

U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

Year published new
2018
Availability

Available for free download on the OJJDP website at: https://www.ojjdp.gov/pubs/251193.pdf

Innovations In Accountability Measures and Processes: Three Case Studies for Alternative Education

Innovations In Accountability Measures and Processes: Three Case Studies for Alternative Education
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

In this brief, the American Youth Policy Forum (AYPF) presents three case studies of how states are dealing with accountability under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) among alternative education settings. These case studies demonstrate the different approaches developed in three states: Georgia, Louisiana, and Wyoming. AYPF published this as a complement to the earlier policy brief entitled, “Measuring Success: Accountability for Alternative Education.” (author abstract modified)

Accession number
25707
Authors
Gillis, D.
Type new
Brief
Organization

American Youth Policy Forum

Year published new
2017
Availability

Available for free download at the AYPF website at: https://www.aypf.org/resource/innovations-in-accountability-measures-pr…

Assessing Eligibility for Post-Conviction Relief for Survivors of Human Trafficking: Tips for Service Providers

Assessing Eligibility for Post-Conviction Relief for Survivors of Human Trafficking: Tips for Service Providers
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

The American Bar Association (ABA) developed this tip sheet for service providers who work with survivors of human trafficking to assess their eligibility for post-conviction relief through expungement and vacatur laws. Unresolved criminal records can negatively affect survivors eligibility for services, programs, licenses, and jobs as well as their sense of empowerment and well-being. Therefore, the ABA suggests discussing with survivors the extent of their criminal legal involvement as part of their long-term support plans.

Accession number
25747
Type new
Guide/Toolkit
Organization

American Bar Association

Year published new
2018
Availability

A Judicial Guide: Identifying and Serving Youth Experiencing Homelessness

A Judicial Guide: Identifying and Serving Youth Experiencing Homelessness
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

The Coalition for Juvenile Justice published this bench card for family and juvenile court judges as a quick guide about the legal definition of youth homelessness per the McKinney-Vento Homelessness Act and signs of homelessness among youth they encounter in their courtrooms. The bench card provides information about diversion programs and post-disposition and reentry planning as well as other general recommendations when dealing with this youth population.

Accession number
25733
Type new
Guide/Toolkit
Organization

Coalition for Juvenile Justice

Year published new
2017
Availability

Available for free download on the CJJ website at: https://www.juvjustice.org/sites/default/files/resource-files/A%20Judic…