The Coalition for Juvenile Justice (CJJ) released their new report, “Addressing the Intersections of Youth Homelessness and Juvenile Justice Involvement: Principles for Achieving Change.” This report details ways that key stakeholders such as State Advisory Groups, law enforcement officers, elected officials, service providers, and schools can come together to address the needs of youth experiencing homelessness.
“Principles for Achieving Change” outlines ways to ensure that young people do not experience homelessness as a result of their involvement with the juvenile justice system, and that they likewise do not become involved with the justice system because of a lack of housing. The report also features a series of key resources that states and communities can use as they work to achieve these goals.
“Principles for Achieving Change” was developed in partnership with the National Network for Youth and the National League of Cities’ Institute for Youth, Education, and Families, and was guided by a panel of national, state, and local expert project advisors. The report was created through the generous support of the Raikes Foundation, the Tow Foundation, and the Melville Charitable Trust.
The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges’ director of the National Center for Juvenile Justice, Melissa Sickmund, Ph.D., served as a national advisor and contributor of the report.