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Homeless Youth Legal Network

With at least one million youth in America on the streets and in shelters, the Commission is equipping lawyers with the tools needed to remove legal barriers to benefits, education, employment, housing, identification, treatment and services.

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Homeless Courts Initiative

The ABA Commission on Homelessness & Poverty has had a hand in creating or enhancing over 50 Homeless Courts across the nation. Since 2001 when the ABA Commission first began its initiative to foster the replication of homeless courts, it has provided technical assistance to more than 100 communities across the nation and abroad (Australia, Canada and Mexico). The Commission provides technical assistance and educational resources to communities via conference call and in-person trainings, participation in regional and national conferences, and new educational resources and reports.

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Anti-Poverty Initiative

The Commission is identifying, promoting and implementing best practices for eliminating legal and justice system-related policies, practices and procedures, including those tainted by structural racialization and other forms of bias, that perpetuate or worsen the harmful effects of poverty and discrimination on individuals, families and households.

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Homeless and Low-Income Veterans Justice Initiative

Nearly 60,000 veterans experience homelessness on any given night , and roughly 1.4 million other veterans are considered at risk of homelessness. The Commission is fostering the development of Veterans Treatment Courts and pro bono legal services programs aimed at removing barriers to benefits, employment, housing, treatment and services for veterans.

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