Join Justice Clearinghouse for their webinar “Youth Homelessness and Juvenile Justice: Supporting Youth Across Systems” on February 20, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. ET. Studies show 78 percent of adolescents who have suffered from homelessness have also had at least one encounter with law enforcement. Of these young adults, 44 percent have found themselves in a jail or detention center. This webinar will take a closer look at the relation between homelessness and interaction with law enforcement.
Attendees will learn about the resources available to communities in assisting adolescents suffering from homelessness and at risk of legal punishment. With guidance from the newly reauthorized Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act, attendees will also learn how to ensure young adults in the justice system find safe and stable housing.
Naomi Smoot, current Executive Director of the Coalition for Juvenile Justice, will present at the webinar.