Help the ABA Address the Legal Needs of Homeless Youth

Sally Heuker
There are an estimated 1.7 million homeless youth in the United States.

There are an estimated 1.7 million homeless youth in the United States.

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In 1991, the American Bar Association established the Commission on Homelessness and Poverty (Commission) to educate the bar and the public on homelessness issues, train lawyers in providing pro bono legal services, and spot legal barriers to self-sufficiency. Over the years, the Commission has developed several important initiatives, including the Homeless Youth Legal Network (HYLN), the Homeless and Low-Income Veterans Justice Initiative, the Anti-Poverty Initiative, and the Homeless Courts Initiative. New attorneys interested in working with homeless youth and looking to make a difference can join HYLN in its efforts and gain invaluable legal experience.

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