Children’s Safety Network Program Grants

Subject: Child/Youth Welfare, Health, Safety | Deadline: Jan. 16, 2018 . . .

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Missed Opportunities: Youth Homelessness in America

Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago authored and released this new report as the first in its new series of briefs on understanding and addressing youth homelessness. Using data and information collected from more than 26,000 interviews over the past year, the report shows that one in 10 young adults ages 18-25 and at least one in 30 adolescents ages 13-17 experience some form of homelessness. More detailed analysis of the types of homelessness and the demographics of the youth experiencing it are provided along with a number of policy and practice recommendations that can help address the problem.

A Familiar Face: Violence in the Lives of Children and Adolescents

This new report from UNICEF highlights the most current data about several forms of violence that take place in the lives of youth across world. It concludes with a number of specific policy and action strategies that different countries may take to help prevent and respond to all of these forms of violence against children.

The Foster Care Housing Crisis

The Chronicle of Social Change produced this first-of-its-kind report which details the growing problem of the national foster care housing crisis, in which the number of youth in foster care is rising at the same time that foster care capacity is either falling or has stalled. The report breaks down the numbers across dozens of states, showing that the problem isn't only that of policy complacency as many states have seen declines in capacity despite efforts to increase it. Overall, the report worryingly finds that at least half of the 50 states have seen capacity significantly decline.

Street Youth Outreach and Services Program Grants

Subject: Youth Welfare, Safety, Youth Development, Homeless/Street Youth | Deadline: Mar. 11, 2018 . . .

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Runaway and Homeless Youth Basic Services Center Program Grants

Subject: Child/Youth Welfare, Runaways, Homeless Youth, Safety, Counseling | Deadline: Mar. 11, 2018 . . .

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Raising the Bar: State Trends in Keeping Youth Out of Adult Courts

The Campaign for Youth Justice published this latest update and summary of the progress made by states in reforming their state justice policies to keep youth out of their adult criminal justice systems. The report highlights how 19 states and the District of Columbia have changed their laws in the period from 2015 to 2017, helping to quicken the trend that began in 2009 through which the number of youth in adult jails has dropped by nearly two-thirds.

Community Playground Construction Project Grants

Subject: Child/Youth Welfare, Physical Activity, Playgrounds, Community Development | Deadline: Feb. 17, 2018 . . .

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