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  • Critical Value #72 How the Safety Net Can Better Serve Young People

    Critical Value host Justin Milner talks with Urban researcher Heather Hahn, young people who’ve interacted with the safety net, and employees at youth-serving organizations to understand how to improve safety net programs for 14-to-24-year-olds in ways that meet their basic needs and build on their strengths.




    Research Areas Crime, justice, and safety Economic mobility and inequality Education Health and health care Housing Immigrants and immigration Race and equity Sexual orientation, gender identity, and expression Social safety net Taxes and budgets Workforce
    Tags Child care and early childhood education Child welfare Children's budget Early childhood home visiting Families with low incomes Kids in context Youth development

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