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Webinar:Reducing Homelessness for Young People from Foster Care

The National Foster Care Youth & Alumni Policy Council invites you to join us for a webinar to discuss homelessness among former foster youth. It’s an opportunity for you to hear first hand from young people who experienced foster care and learn ways practice and policy can be improved to better serve young people.


Topic: Reducing Homelessness For Young People from Foster Care
Date: Thursday, June 15, 2016  
Time11:00am Pacific/1:00pm Central/2:00pm Eastern
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In this webinar, we will:
• Review the Council's priority statement
• Discuss

Council Member Writes Blog For United States Interagency Council on Homelessness

Cortney Jones spent 10 years in and out of the Texas foster care system, and joined the National Foster Youth and Alumni Policy Council in October of 2014. Youth homelessness is an issue close to Cortney's heart. She recently wrote a blog for the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness highlighting the Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) program. Since aging out of care, Cortney has been advocating for foster youth by volunteering and motivational speaking.

Crossover youth & homelessness priorities presented to federal agencies

On October 5, 2015, Council members gathered in Washington D.C. to share their policy priorities around youth who crossover to the Juvenile Justice systems and youth experiencing homelessness. Council members met with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Department of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the Center for Juvenile Justice Reform at Georgetown University, and the Administration for Children, Youth, and Families.