The Coalition on Juvenile Justice has launched Collaborating for Change: Addressing Youth Homelessness and Juvenile Justice, a project with two main goals: to decrease the likelihood that homeless youth become involved with the juvenile justice system; and to prevent youth homelessness among justice-involved youth.

The project is a collaboration between the Coalition and with project partners, the National Network for Youth and the National League of Cities’ Institute for Youth, Education, and Families, the goal of the project is to generate policy and practice recommendations, training and technical assistance resources, and avenues for greater collaboration across systems.

Other resources include:

  • A new policy brief, Youth Homelessness and Juvenile Justice: Opportunities for Impact.
  • roadmap of key questions to ask and services to offer youth involved in the juvenile justice system and who may be at risk for homelessness.
  • A recent Huffington Post blog on homelessness among youth formerly involved in the juvenile justice and foster care systems.
  • A recent webinar on homelessness.

The project is supported by the Raikes Foundation, the Tow Foundation, and the Melville Charitable Trust. Its work is guided by a panel of national, state, and local expert project advisors.