Wednesday, December 13th, 2023 | 2:00pm ET, 1:00pm CT, 12:00pm MT, 11:00am PT
Co-sponsor: Northern California Grantmakers
Youth involved in the legal system are much more likely to experience housing insecurity. In turn, youth who are homeless are much more likely to be incarcerated. These facts are so well documented that they’re truisms. What’s less established is how we interrupt carceral cycles so that homelessness is never the result for young people in the legal system.
Continuing a series of webinars on preventing youth homelessness, this edition will examine the promise of Housing Stability for Youth in Courts (aka H-SYNC), a Washington state navigation program supporting young people in the juvenile court system who are at risk of homelessness. We will learn from its designers both to envision replication across the country and to use H-SYNC as an entry point to broader conversation about disrupting carceral systems for youth homelessness prevention. We’ll invite the tension between reformists working to reduce incarceration and abolitionists dismantling oppressive systems altogether. We hope funders leave challenged to fund advocacy and programs that get at the root of injustice.
- Name the key characteristics of H-SYNC
- Understand the link between youth incarceration and homelessness
- Describe an abolitionist perspective of youth incarceration and homelessness
- Michael Durham, he/him, Director of Networks, Funders Together to End Homelessness (moderator)
- Ridha Kapoor, she/her, Policy and Field Relations Associate, Coalition for Juvenile Justice
- Sarah Walker, she/her, Director of CoLab for Community and Behavioral Health Policy, University of Washington
- Shaun Frazier, he/him, Senior Director of Community Housing and Homeless Services, YMCA of Greater Seattle
- Whit Guerrero, he/him, Program Officer, Arlene and Michael Rosen Foundation
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Please note: Participation in Funders Together programming is limited to private funders, United Ways, philanthropy-serving organizations, and/or members of Funders Together. Public funders, government employees, and staff at organizations where grantmaking is not the primary function are not eligible to participate. If you have any questions about your eligibility to participate, please contact Michael Durham, Director of Networks.
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This webinar will last 75 minutes.