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Resolution Addressing the Needs of Homeless Youth and Families in Juvenile and Family Courts

Resolution Addressing the Needs of Homeless Youth and Families in Juvenile and Family Courts
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) passed a resolution during the organization’s 80th annual conference in Washington, D.C. to address the needs and issues related to homeless youth and families involved with the juvenile and family court systems. The resolution outlines strategies for judges to better serve young people experiencing homelessness and opposes the criminalization of youth for status offenses related to their lack of safe and stable housing. Juvenile and family court judges can lead the effort within their jurisdictions to improve the outcomes of youth with safe and stable housing, substance abuse and mental health services, life skills counseling, and family reunification when deemed appropriate. The resolution provides concrete steps for judges to convene child welfare and juvenile justice system stakeholders to develop a coordinated response to effectively identify and secure housing and services for homeless youth.

Accession number
25446
Authors
National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
Type new
Journal Article
Journal Name

Juvenile & Family Court Journal

Volume new
69
Year published new
2018
Availability

Free access to the full-text article at: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/jfcj.12103

Federal Policy Solutions to Prevent and End Youth and Young Adult Homelessness

Federal Policy Solutions to Prevent and End Youth and Young Adult Homelessness
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This policy brief from the National Network for Youth (NN4Y) is a call to action for federal policymakers and agency staff to support the development of a comprehensive, collaborative system-based approach to address youth and young adult (YYA) homelessness. This system should be youth-centric and flexible. NN4Y urges support in the form of updated laws, policies, and priorities and offers six recommendations to the federal government to target the critical needs of the YYA homeless population. The organization has developed a proposed system that encompasses all the essential elements and principles of a coordinated national, state, and local response to youth homelessness. (author abstract modified)

Accession number
25622
Type new
Brief
Organization

National Network for Youth

Series
Proposed System Series, Vol.1
Year published new
2017
Availability

Available for free download on the Network for Youth website at: http://www.nn4youth.org/wp-content/uploads/NN4Y-Policy-Brief-2017.pdf