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.
• Bay Area Legal Aid, California
• Community Legal Services of Philadelphia (CLS), Pennsylvania
• 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