ERIC Number: ED264452
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Jul-25
Reference Count: N/A
Oversight Hearing on Runaway and Homeless Youth. Hearing before the Subcommitte on Human Resources of the Committee on Education and Labor. House of Representatives, Ninety-Ninth Congress, First Session.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.
This document contains witnesses testimonies from the Congressional hearing on runaway and homeless youth called to examine the problem of runaway children and the relationship between runaway and missing children services. In his opening statement Representative Kildee recognizes benefits of the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act. Six witnesses give testimony: (1) June Bucy, executive director of the National Network of Runaway and Youth Services; (2) Dodie Livingston, commissioner of the Administration for Children. Youth and Families, Department of Health and Human Services; (3) Mike Sturgis, a former runaway; (4) Ted Shorten, executive director, Family Connection, Houston, Texas; (5) Twila Young; a family youth coordinator, Iowa Runaway, Homeless, and Missing Youth Services Network, Inc.; and (6) Dick Moran, executive director of Miami Bridge, Miami, Florida. Witnesses praise the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act, giving examples of the successful programs funded by this act. June Bucy describes the increasing need for runaway youth services and their funding. Twila Young discusses the lack of runaway services in rural areas. Dick Moran argues against court ordered lockups of youth. Witnesses stress the positive effects of counseling runaways. Prepared statements by the witnesses and interested persons not testifying are included. (ABL)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.