Implementing Change: Addressing the Intersections of Juvenile Justice and Youth Homelessness for Young Adults

Young adults ages 18-24 require specific, targeted services and interventions from the juvenile justice and homelessness service providers with whom they interact if they are to achieve successful outcomes and avoid long-term harms. 

Researchers found that 1 in 10 young adults in the U.S. experience homelessness in a year. This includes many different kinds of experiences, from sleeping outdoors or in emergency shelters to sleeping in cars or “couch surfing.”

Considering this, the authors endorse a number of strategies that incorporate the experiences of young people in addressing the intersection of homelessness and the juvenile justice system in the U.S.

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Coalition for Juvenile Justice
National Network for Youth
United States