➡ From Child Welfare Information Gateway NJ:
US: We are Failing our Children: Addressing Homelessness among System-Involved Youth (Opinion)
The Huffington Post – June 30, 2016
This spring, the federal Administration for Children and Families released data from interviews with hundreds of homeless youth age 14-21 from across the country. Researchers reported that nearly 40% of these youth had lived in a foster care setting, and almost 44% had been in a juvenile detention center, jail, or prison. Few advocates who work with or on behalf of youth who’ve been involved in the juvenile justice or foster care system were likely surprised by these statistics-foster care, justice-system involvement, and homelessness are a revolving door for too many children and young people in this country.