Legal Rights and Challenges Facing Homeless Youth (Webinar)
- 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
- Eastern Time (US & Canada)
- By: National Law Center of Homelessness & Poverty
- Other Juveniles
The National Law Center of Homelessness & Poverty is presenting a free webinar training entitled Legal Rights and Challenges Facing Homeless Youth on September 5, 2019 from 3:30 PM-4:30 PM.
Each year, an estimated 4.2 million youth and young adults experience homelessness, 700,000 of whom are minors who are not with a parent or guardian. Despite federal law requiring schools to identify and enroll homeless students, many youth and families do not know their rights or face challenges in enrolling. Outside of school, laws affecting other aspects of homeless youth's existence vary widely from state to state.
The National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty has a variety of new tools to help youth, families, and advocates in fighting for their rights. These include a new know-your-rights toolkit for families and youth advocating for educational access, and a national State Index on Youth Homelessness, produced with True Colors United which catalogs and ranks all 50 states and D.C. on their laws and policies affecting homeless youth. The Index also provides recommendations for policy change in each of the areas, with a view towards strengthening the supports available to and legal rights of unaccompanied youth.
This webinar will provide an overview of these tools, including highlights of policies and recommendations, and will feature the voice of a young person with direct experience of the barriers youth face living on their own.
- Brandy Ryan, National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty
- Others To Be Announced
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
National Law Center of Homelessness & Poverty