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NCJ Number: 137043 Find in a Library
Title: Testimony of Toni Collarini Before the US Congress House Committee on Education and Labor, Subcommittee on Human Resources on February 11, 1991
Author(s): T Collarini
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 3
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Type: Legislative Hearing/Committee Report
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Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The executive director of the Westchester County (N.Y.) Youth Bureau discusses the county's programs for runaway and homeless youth and recommends the continuation of the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act as part of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act.
Abstract: The county's shelter program for runaway and homeless youth began in 1980. Services include an emergency shelter that includes meals and emergency medical care, a hotline, and comprehensive case management. The youth served have few coping mechanisms, come from all socioeconomic levels, and increasingly come from families where the parents are alcoholics and drug abusers. The program has often been cited by parents and youth as having made the significant difference that changed the course of the young person's life. The program benefits from both direct government services and from programs provided by nonprofit agencies under contract with the county. During these times of tight fiscal constraints, Federal funds are more and more urgently needed. Therefore, Federal support should be provided for coordinating programs for runaway and homeless youth, using youth bureau structures where they exist.
Main Term(s): Homeless children; Runaways
Index Term(s): Federal aid; Federal juvenile programs; Juvenile shelter care; New York
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