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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.

Five ideas: the first set of priorities shared with the administration for children and families

At the inaugural meeting of the National Foster Care Youth and Alumni Policy Council in February 2012, Council members discussed a wide range of ideas about how to improve the foster care system. In a meeting with the Administration for Children and Families, Acting Assistant Secretary George Sheldon asked Council members to develop a list of five ideas that his team could begin to consider right away. The Council created a list of ideas that represented the concepts that were most discussed among Council members and voted on these ideas, narrowing to a list of the five top choices.