WASHINGTON, DC – As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, Congress stands to decide whether to help America's homeless youth or leave them out in the cold, said the National Network for Youth, the nation's leading network of homeless youth community based service providers, advocates and allies. For 40 years federally-funded runaway and homeless youth programs have been providing critical services to youth all across America.
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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, September 18, 2014, the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee voted S. 2646, the Runaway and Homeless Youth and Trafficking Prevention Act (RHYTPA) out of committee with a very strong vote, 15 ayes and 3 nays. RHYTPA was introduced in the Senate on July 23, 2014 by Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Senator Susan Collins (R-ME). RHYTPA reauthorizes the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act (RHYA) (42 U.S.C. 5701 et seq.) which is celebrating its 40th year anniversary this year and was last reauthorized in 2008.
Senator Leahy and Senator Collins Introduce the Runaway and Homeless Youth and Trafficking Prevention Act, S. 2646 to Reauthorize the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act
WASHINGTON, DC – On July 23, 2014, Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) introduced a bipartisan bill to reauthorize the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act (RHYA) (42 U.S.C. 5701 et seq.). The National Network for Youth has been leading the reauthorization of RHYA with its partners and convened a group of 35 experts who collaborated and developed recommendations for critical updates to the legislation.
Senator Hatch and Senator Leahy Introduce Congressional Resolution Recognizing November as National Runaway Prevention Month
WASHINGTON, DC—On November 20, 2013, Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont) introduced S. Res. 308, a joint resolution in the Senate recognizing the ideals of National Runaway Prevention Month (NRPM) to raise awareness about runaway and homeless youth issues in America.