June 14, 2017

HYLN Model Programs 2017

The Network has chosen 12 Model Programs to help highlight promising practices across the country, and to help illustrate the value of providing legal services to youth experiencing or at high risk for homelessness. These programs were chosen because of the high quality of legal services they provide, and because they represent the wide range of models and contexts for serving homeless youth that exist across the country.

The Model Programs will develop narratives describing their work—and lessons learned along the way—to share with other legal services programs, and will collect data that will be used to provide insights about the impact legal services can have.  They will also engage in peer-to-peer learning opportunities, receive training and technical assistance from the ABA, and assist the ABA in providing training and technical assistance to other jurisdictions.

Arizona Legal Women and Youth Services (ALWAYS), Arizona

Bay Area Legal Aid, California

Community Legal Services of Philadelphia (CLS), Pennsylvania

Family & Youth Law Center at Capital University School of Law, Ohio

Homeless Persons Representation Project: Homeless Youth Initiative, Maryland

Homeless Youth Legal Clinic, Utah

Center for Children's Advocacy, Connecticut

Legal Counsel for Youth and Children (LCYC), Washington

Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid, Youth Law Project, Minnesota

Pegasus Legal Services for Children, New Mexico

The Door, New York

Urban Justice, Peter Cicchino Youth Project, New York