ERIC Number: ED266364
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: N/A
Exploitation of Runaways. Hearing before the Subcommittee on Children, Family, Drugs and Alcoholism of the Committee on Labor and Human Resources. United States Senate, Ninety-Ninth Congress, First Session on Examining Alternative Ways to Serve Runaway and Homeless Youths (October 1, 1985).
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources.
This document contains testimonies from witnesses and prepared statements from the Congressional hearing called to examine the exploitation of runaway children and adolescents. Opening statements are included from Senators Hawkins, Dodd, and Grassley which briefly describe runaway statistics, the dangers faced by runaways, and efforts to help runaways. The testimony of Dorcas Hardy from the Department of Health and Human Services describes parts of the Runaway and Homeless Youth Program that relate to runaways being exploited sexually and used by drug dealers. Other testimonies are included from Cheryl McCall who produced "Streetwise" a film about runaways; June Bucy, the executive director of the National Network of Runaway and Youth Services, Inc.; William H. Bentley, the executive director of the Florida Network of Youth and Family Services; Susan G. Gehring, the coordinator of the Iowa Runaway, Homeless, and Missing Youth Prevention Education Center; and John Cottrell, the associate director of youth services at the Council of Churches. Witnesses attest to the horrors that face runaways; stress the runaways' need for shelters, counseling, and medical help; and describe various programs and shelters established to help and protect these children and adolescents. Additional materials in this document include the prepared statement of Sara Jarvis, the director of the Southeastern Network of Runaway Youth and Family Services, Inc.; a Washington Post-Parade report on why children run away; and "To Whom Do They Belong?", a profile of America's runaway and homeless youth and the programs that help them. (NRB)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
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Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources.