Understanding Homeless Youth: Numbers, Characteristics, Multisystem Involvement, and Intervention Options

Testimony

Understanding Homeless Youth: Numbers, Characteristics, Multisystem Involvement, and Intervention Options

Testimony Before the U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means
June 19, 2007

Abstract

In testimony before the U.S. House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Income Security and Family Support, homelessness expert Martha Burt discusses how many homeless youth there are, their characteristics, the factors that predispose youth to become homeless, and the most promising points and types of intervention.

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