Hosted by the Coalition for Juvenile Justice (CJJ)
A growing number of communities are working to ensure that young people do not experience homelessness as a result of involvement with the justice system, and that similarly, they do not come in to contact with the system because they are experiencing homelessness. On any given night nearly 1.3 million young people are experiencing homelessness. Many of these youth will also come in to contact with law enforcement, be arrested, or be incarcerated. Join presenters from CJJ, the Juvenile Law Center, and The Council of State Governments Justice Center to learn how Philadelphia, Pa., and Minnesota are working to combat this cycle, and learn about the Principles for Change, a series of policy recommendations that communities and states can adopt to help address these intersections, and the application of these principles for youth in custody.
Date: Thursday, September 21
Time: 2:00–3:30 pm ET