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Youth often become homeless just after leaving juvenile detention. Can Washington state really stop it?

At least 1,800 youths were homeless or unstably housed within a year of exiting those systems, according to the most recent data available.

No other state has made such a sweeping commitment, according to experts, and Washington does not yet know how it will achieve it. But the state has an interest in ensuring today’s homeless youths don’t become the next generation of homeless adults, and officials are exploring solutions.

NCJFCJ's 2019 National Conference on Juvenile Justice

Join NCJFCJ in Las Vegas, Nevada as they present this vital and important educational opportunity for judges, probation officers, detention facility employees, and other stakeholders in the juvenile justice system. This conference will explore gaps in services, discover new and improved practices, share cutting edge research, and motivate participants to explore positive case outcomes for youth involved in the delinquency system.