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Title: Runaway and Otherwise Homeless Youth, Fiscal Year 1978 - Annual Report on the Runaway Youth Act
Corporate Author: US Dept of Health and Human Services
Youth Development Bureau
United States of America
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 128
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Health and Human Services
Washington, DC 20201
Publication Number: (OHDS) 80-32009
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This fiscal 1978 annual report provides data and information on the activities of the National Runaway Youth Program in its implementation of the Runaway Youth Act.
Abstract: During fiscal 1978, the National Runaway Youth Program funded 166 runaway youth programs which have provided services to over 32,000 runaway youth and their families in 48 States, Puerto Rico, the District of Columbia, and Guam. Seven demonstration grants were awarded to programs funded under the Runaway Youth Act to enable them to address more comprehensibly the needs of youth and families in crisis. The administrative structure within the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare was strengthened to increase the capability for providing better services under the Runaway Youth Program. A management information system was established to provide a data base of empirical information on runaway youth served by the programs, and the National Toll-Free Communications System was funded to serve runaway and other homeless youth, as well as their families. Further, intraagency and interagency agreements were developed to expand services under the National Runaway Program. Model regulations were also developed, consistent with Operation Common Sense, which eliminated inefficient and unnecessary reporting requirements, rules, and regulations within the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. The National Runaway Youth Program was identified as one of the foci for the Major Initiative Tracking System, which requires a quarterly review. Emerging trends are discussed, and tabular and graphic data are provided. (Author summary modified)
Index Term(s): Runaway Youth Act of 1974; Runaways
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