Homeless Youth and the Law
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 204 , Segment 1
Episode: Homeless Youth, Healthy Relationships, Changing Labor Laws
- Jan 4, 2016 10:00 pm
- 20:03 mins
Guest: Nicole Lowe, Assistant Attorney General, Utah Attorney General’s Office The governor of New York yesterday issued an executive order that all homeless people must be brought inside during freezing weather – even if that means police officers forcibly carting people off to homeless shelters when the temperature dips below 32 degrees Fahrenheit. It’s a controversial move, to say the least. And an interesting entry into our discussion today about meeting the needs of the more than one million teenagers living on U.S. streets. They’re a difficult group to serve because they often steer clear of homeless shelters, where they don’t feel safe. Shelters can offer them warm coats and meals. But more permanent strategies for helping people get off the streets don’t work with kids who are underage.