Library Search Results for Running away

Running Away: Finding Solutions that Work for Youth and their Communities

Author:Coalition for Juvenile Justice

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2014

Abstract:This issue brief by the Coalition for Juvenile Justice provides+

a comprehensive overview of status offense cases involving young people who run away from home and identifies ways for communities to address this problem. Given that this type of status offense case is the most likely to involve detention, the brief makes a variety of recommendations focused on alternatives to detention, prevention, diversion programs, and court-based interventions. In addition to noting jurisdictions with promising practices, the brief discusses how locations can fund detention alternatives.
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Bill Summary: The Runaway and Homeless Youth and Trafficking Prevention Act

Author:National Network for Youth

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2015

Abstract:A summary of the main proposals in the Runaway and+

Homeless Youth and Trafficking Prevention Act reintroduced in the Senate on 27 January 2015 to reauthorize the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act (RHYA) (42 U.S.C. 5701 et seq.). The bill expands the definition of “human trafficking” used in RHYA to extend coverage to more vulnerable youth than it currently does; reauthorizes federal funding for three community-based programs that help youth obtain housing, education and job training; establishes support and services at the national level; and necessitates data collection and performance monitoring for greater accountability and evidence-based measures going forward.  
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Juvenile Court Statistics 2011

Author:Sarah Hockenberry, Charles Puzzanchera

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2014

Abstract:This report was developed by the National Center for Juvenile+

Justice (NCJJ) and captures juvenile delinquency and juvenile status offense cases petitioned to juvenile court in 2011.
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Runaway Youth: A Research Brief

Author:Sydney McKinney

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2014

Abstract:Running away is a status offense in 39 states. While+

the exact number of youth who run away from home each year is unknown, evidence suggests that most return home within a few days. This research brief summarizes empirical literature on this issue from the last 20 years, highlighting reasons why young people run away from home, risk and protective factors, and what is known about interventions aimed at this vulnerable population.
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Notes from the Field: Florida

Author:Vera Institute of Justice

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2013

Abstract:This profile provides an overview of Florida’s status offense reform+

process, which began with legislative changes and led to the development of centralized intake and a full continuum of services for youth who commit status offenses. The profile includes a summary of the state’s planning process, an overview of monitoring strategies, a snapshot of general outcomes, and reflections from those in the reform movement.
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Statistical Briefing Book: Jurisdictional Boundaries

Author:Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2012

Abstract:The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) provides an+

overview of the structure and organization of the juvenile justice system. In addition, it offers a glossary of terms and defines state statutes commonly used to classify truancy, running away, and ungovernability as status offenses.
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Alone Without A Home: A State-By-State Review of Laws Affecting Unaccompanied Youth

Author:The National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty and the National Network for Youth

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2012

Abstract:Each year, an estimated 1.6 million unaccompanied children and youth+

(ages 12-17) experience homelessness. They leave home for a variety of reasons, including family conflict, parental neglect, parental mental health issues, or substance abuse. Whether "runaway" or "throwaway", these unaccompanied homeless youth face many legal barriers that prevent them from reaching out to state agencies and service providers that could help them. Moreover, laws related to this population vary considerably from state to state which leads to misinterpretations by service providers and avoidance on the part of youth to seeking services. This report reviews current laws that affect the lives of unaccompanied homeless youth in all 50 U.S. states and 6 territories. The report also provides recommendations for policy changes that could facilitate better support for these youth.
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Runaway and Homeless Youth and the Law: Model State Statutes

Author:ABA Commission on Homelessness & Poverty; National Network for Youth

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2009

Abstract:This report sets forth model state statutes to address the+

needs of homeless and runaway youth. The model statutes were developed during a 2008 conference with over 160 participating lawyers, advocates, policymakers, service providers, and formerly homeless youth.
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Alone Without a Home: A State-by-State Review of Laws Affecting Unaccompanied Youth

Author:National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty; National Network for Youth (NN4Y)

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2012

Abstract:

This brief provides a summary of state laws affecting unaccompanied+

youth, including status offense statutes addressing behaviors common among such youth (truancy, running away, and violating curfew). The report reveals that states have adopted divergent approaches to such youth, ranging from punitive to supportive. The report also provides policy recommendations, encouraging states to develop laws that provide support rather than punishment to runaway and homeless youth.

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Statistical Briefing Book, Law Enforcement; Juvenile Crime: Estimated number of juvenile arrests, 2009

Author:Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2012

Abstract:Operated by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention,+

this particular site provides an overview of law enforcement and juvenile crime estimates of arrests in 2009. These estimates include running away, liquor law violations, and curfew violations in its arrest counts.
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