"The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Administrator Bob Listenbee used an annual conference of state juvenile justice advisory groups last week to outline the new organizational structure of his agency, which has been in the works literally for years.
One of the biggest goals of the reorganization was to break up the old state relations process, in which the OJJDP staffer who served as a liaison to a state also monitoring that state’s compliance.
The National Network for Youth is a member (ally of) of the National Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Coalition, a collaboration of many organizations working together to develop consensus on federal youth policy. We hope you will join with us in promoting safe communities to the Congress. Today, we are releasing our recommendations to Congress.
The Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) is grouping the January, February, and March TLP start-date cohorts together (as of now). The agency is waiting to see what happens with the sequester before these grantees are announced. FYSB’s best estimation is that these grantees will be announced sometime in early April 2013.
We are very pleased to announce the appointment of Darla Bardine as our new public policy director. Darla has hit the ground running and can be reached by calling the National Network office or emailing her at the email address above.
A December 18, 2012, New York Times article, "After Recession, More Young Adults are Living On the Street," focuses on young adults, who are often working and have at least some college education, who can not afford to rent an apartment. Post recession, the 18-24 year old population has the highest unemployment rates under adults.
The National Network for Youth recommends strategic and targeted actions to support a coordinated effort to engage, serve, and successfully support youth who are unaccompanied and experience runaway and homeless situations. Framed by our successful experiences working with the population and an understanding of the typology of homeless youth presented by the National Alliance to End Homelessness (NAEH), the recommendations outlined in this paper emerged from a series of meetings involving National Network for Youth runaway and homeless youth service providers in early 2012.