Watch the YouthCount! Video from Urban Institute
The Urban Institute released the results of their process study of the 2012 YouthCount! As we reported in January, this initiative, launched by the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH), sought new methods to collect data on homeless youth. According to USICH, this key group is likely underestimated in the Continuum of Care (CoC) Point-in-Time Counts, due to their differing behavior from other chronically homeless persons that makes them less visible to surveyors, such as an increased fear of authority and tendency to “hide in plain sight.” The study considers best practices and recommends areas for improvement, highlighting the importance of new partnerships and targeted interagency collaboration. To read the full report, click here.