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NCJ Number: 137037 Find in a Library
Title: Statement of Chairman Matthew G. Martinez -- Hearing on the Reauthorization of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974, Runaway and Homeless Youth Act, February 11, 1992
Corporate Author: US Congress
House Cmtte on Education and Labor
United States of America
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 4
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Type: Presentation
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Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The testimony to be presented focuses on the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act as part of a continuing series of hearings directed at reauthorizing the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974.
Abstract: A safety net for young people, the Runaway and Homeless Act provides basic services through community-based local agencies which offer temporary shelter, supportive services, and counseling to runaways and which work to reunite runaways with their families whenever possible. The Act funds transitional living programs that provide long-term shelter and life skills training to homeless youth who are trying to accomplish the transition to adulthood. Hearing witnesses range from a former youth in need who benefited from services funded through this Act to the actual providers of these services to runaway and homeless youth.
Main Term(s): Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act; Programs for runaways
Index Term(s): Crisis intervention; Homeless children
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