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Runaway and Homeless Youth Act 2015 Reauthorization

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Homeless Children and Youth Act: A Couch is Not a Home

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FY16 Federal Appropriations Advocacy

FY17 Federal Appropriations Advocacy

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You’re powerful — because you live and vote in your legislator’s district. And it’s the job of your lawmakers to represent you.

But they can’t effectively represent your interests unless you communicate with them around the issues you care about.

Your elected representatives pay close attention to grassroots points of view expressed by their constituents, and take those views into account when the final votes are cast. That’s why YOU, as an informed and active constituent, can play the most important role of all in shaping legislation.

Choose to make a difference by becoming an active participant with others in policymaking.

Public Policy Platform

Organizational Public Policy Focus

The National Network for Youth was the architect of the federal Runaway and Homeless Youth Act (RHYA) and still considers that law today as our primary public policy accomplishment. The NN4Y will remain vigilant over the RHYA and continue to be the lead national organization dedicated to ensuring the Act’s continuation.

Our public policy work reaches far beyond the RHYA, however. The NN4Y also devotes attention to ensuring that runaway, homeless, and other disconnected youth receive full and fair access to child welfare, juvenile justice, physical health, mental health, education, workforce investment, positive youth development, and housing opportunities and supports.

Public Policy Updates

Public Policy Update – April 6, 2014

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Public Policy Update – April 1, 2014

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Public Policy Update – March 31, 2014

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