NN4Y Contact: Darla Bardine Executive Director firstname.lastname@example.org NLCHP Contact: Cassidy Waskowicz Acting Director of Development & Communications email@example.com 700,000 U.S. Minors are Alone and Without A Home: New Report Addresses Their Rights In Every State Legal Barriers Prevent Youth from Accessing Essentials like Shelter, Health Care, School (February 13, 2019, Washington, D.C.) [...]
NN4Y Statement on Passage of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act with provisions Reauthorizing the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act Today, Congress passed H.R. 6964, which reauthorizes the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA), and provides for a short-term reauthorization of the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act (RHYA). The bill will now go to the President [...]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Eric Masten Director of Public Policy National Network for Youth firstname.lastname@example.org (202) 596-5935 Luke Knittig Senior Director of Communications McCain Institute email@example.com (202) 601-4288 McCain Institute and National Network for Youth team up: Initial project to certify service providers on best practices to counter human trafficking of vulnerable youth in [...]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 21, 2018 Contact: Darla Bardine, firstname.lastname@example.org, 703-239-3122 Eric Masten, email@example.com, 202-596-5935 Runaway and Homeless Youth and Trafficking Prevention Act Introduced in Congress Washington, D.C. – On Monday, United States Senators Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Susan Collins (R-ME), joined by Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) introduced the Runaway and Homeless Youth and Trafficking [...]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 19, 2018 New White Paper Outlines Key Policy Strategies To Combat Youth Homelessness and Human Trafficking Washington, D.C. - Today, the National Network for Youth (NN4Y) released the white paper “Responding to Youth Homelessness: A Key Strategy for Preventing Human Trafficking” to outline key policies to prevent youth homelessness [...]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 2/7/18 FOR PRESS INQUIRIES: National Network for Youth: Darla Bardine, 202.783.7949, firstname.lastname@example.org America SCORES: Jake Lloyd, 202.393.6999 x22, email@example.com US will be at World Cup in Russia - giving a voice to 4 million youth Life-changing experience awaits nine DC teens Washington, DC — We're going to the World Cup in [...]
America's Homeless Youth Need Continued Leadership WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Senate failed to pass S.A.290/S.262, the Runaway and Homeless Youth and Trafficking Prevention Act today, despite the majority of the Senate voting in favor of this legislation in a 56 to 43 vote. This legislation would have comprehensively reauthorized the Runaway and Homeless Youth [...]
Representatives Reichert and Yarmuth Introduce the Runaway and Homeless Youth and Trafficking Prevention Act
WASHINGTON, DC – The National Network for Youth applauded the introduction of landmark legislation in the House yesterday to support vulnerable youth across the country. Yesterday, Congressman Dave Reichert (R-WA) and Congressman John Yarmuth (D-KY) introduced a bipartisan bill to reauthorize the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act (RHYA) (42 U.S.C. 5701 et seq.). The National Network for Youth has been leading the reauthorization of RHYA with its partners and convened a group of 35 experts who collaborated and developed recommendations for critical updates to the legislation.
WASHINGTON, DC – On March 19 thru March 20, the National Network for Youth (NN4Y) will convene its second annual National Summit on Youth Homelessness in Washington, DC. This comes at a point in time when there is considerable national and federal interest in prioritizing youth-appropriate policies and increasing commonsense investment in homeless youth services. In response, the Network organized this two-day event to highlight the urgent and unique needs of homeless youth in America and to outline the federal response required to address these needs. Former homeless youth, service providers, advocates from across the United States will attend and participate in this Summit. Also, Members of U.S. Congress and federal agency staff will be featured prominently as both speakers and presenters.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Senator Susan Collins (R-ME)introduced a bipartisan bill to reauthorize the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act (RHYA) (42 U.S.C. 5701 et seq.). Senator Ayotte (R-NH) and Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) joined this important bipartisan effort as original bill cosponsors. The National Network for Youth has been leading the reauthorization of RHYA with its partners and convened a group of 35 experts who collaborated and developed recommendations for critical updates to the legislation.