Wednesday, February 03, 2021
1:00 PM ~ 2:00 PM ET
Each year, nearly 1 million young people become involved with law enforcement and/or the justice system. In some cases, this involvement may be due to lack of shelter or other necessities. This can sometimes occur when a young person is arrested for a curfew violation due to lack of stable housing, or when they are arrested for theft for stealing food, or money to buy food.
This project will assist communities that have already been selected to take part in HUD’s Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP) and providing them with additional training and technical assistance related to the intersections between the youth homelessness and juvenile justice systems. Selected communities will receive supports in assessing their policies and practices related to the criminalization of youth homelessness, accessibility of diversion programs, situations where youth are court-involved but not detained and face housing instability because of family conflict, and ways to improve reentry planning for young people who are returning to the community from juvenile justice system involvement. Additional Sessions are also available on Feb. 12th @ 3pm and Feb. 18th @ 4pm.