Homeless Not Hopeless: A Report on Homeless Youth and the Justice System in New York City

Homeless Not Hopeless: A Report on Homeless Youth and the Justice System in New York City

This report presents the  ndings and recommendations of the 2016-2017 Youth Justice Board, an after-school program that engages New York City teenagers in studying public policy

issues that affect young people. The Youth Justice Board has looked at the relationship between youth homelessness and the justice system in New York City to identify opportunities to better support homeless youth, minimize justice system involvement, and prevent homelessness in the future. During the 2017-2018 program year, the Board will work to implement many of the ideas contained in this report.

The Youth Justice Board conducted interviews with 34 topic experts and led three focus groups with 25 young people who have experienced homelessness. 

ORGANIZATION: Youth Justice Board
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017