The Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA) provides the primary federal funding stream dedicated to the support of emergency shelter and supportive services for victims of domestic violence and their dependents.
In 2016, the Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) released the Street Outreach Program (SOP) Data Collection Study. The goal of the SOP Data Collection Study was to learn more about the needs of street youth from their perspective, to better understand services utilization, and to identify alternative services that can be useful for them. In an effort to disseminate valuable information to the Runaway and Homeless Youth field and to those working with vulnerable youth, FYSB is releasing the SOP Data Collection Study infographic, which highlights key data from the SOP Data Collection Study, to encourage community discussions about the challenges impacting street youth and find solutions to assist this vulnerable population.
This toolkit was developed by and for advocates in the runaway and homeless youth (RHY) and domestic and sexual assault (DV/SA) fields to help programs better address relationship violence with runaway and homeless youth. The Toolkit organizes information, resources, tips and tools drawn from the lessons learned by collaborative projects funded by the Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) that brought together domestic violence programs and runaway and homeless youth agencies to address relationship violence among street youth.
This report provides a snapshot of what thousands of youth in crisis faced during the year. It also reveals trends and describes how the National Runaway Safeline encourages young people to work through their problems before they end up on the street.