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Runaway and Homeless Youth

Runaway and Homeless Youth

Youth runaways and homelessness is often linked to justice system involvement. Research has shown that these children also face a range of challenges related to their health, emotional well-being, safety, and development.

OJJDP Efforts

OJJDP is working to address these issues through several programs such as mentoring, drug treatment...

Webinar To Discuss Homeless Youth Prevention

On May 7, 2019, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. ET, OJJDP will present "Homeless Youth Prevention." This webinar will focus on intervention strategies and resources to prevent homeless youth. The webinar will include presenters from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Family and Youth Services Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs.