Join us to help address the intersections of youth homelessness and juvenile justice.  Apply today for a unique training and technical assistance opportunity to address the intersections of youth justice and youth homelessness. Your community has the chance to be a national leader in addressing the issue of youth homelessness and juvenile justice, a critical issue for our young people.


  • Each year,1 in 30 young people across the country between the ages of 13 - 17 experience homelessness.
  • A separate study found that nearly half of all young adults who had experienced homelessness also reported that they had spent time in jail, prison, or a detention facility.


Your community has the opportunity to serve as an example to others across the country as we work together to find solutions to youth homelessness and its intersections with juvenile justice. Communities will be selected to receive training and technical support from the Coalition for Juvenile Justice (CJJ), the National League of Cities' Institute for Youth, Education, and Families (NLC) and our project partners National Association of Council for ChildrenNational Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, and National Network for Youth.


Over the course of the next 12 months, selected communities will identify how local policies and practices align with the recommendations in the Principles for Change. Selected communities will take an in-depth look at current data and resources in their community, identify gaps in services, and establish concrete, measurable goals to end links between youth homelessness and juvenile justice.


To apply click here.  Applications are due February 26th.


Interested in learning more before you apply? Register for our informational sessions:


This training and technical assistance is part of CJJ and NLC’s Collaboration for Change: Addressing Youth Homelessness and Juvenile Justice Involvement project. This project seeks to ensure that young people are not criminalized for a lack of stable housing and that youth who do come into contact with the justice system, have safe, stable, and secure housing. The project is funded by the generous support of the Raikes Foundation.


To learn more about Collaboration for Change and how to address the intersection between youth homeless and juvenile justice involvement, visit