Today's Law As Amended

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AB-1283 Homeless youth: service providers.(2013-2014)

As Amends the Law Today


 Section 1786 of the Welfare and Institutions Code is amended to read:

 The advisory group shall do all of the following:
(a) Identify existing programs dealing with runaway and homeless youth.
(b) Develop a directory of service providers.
(c) Study the feasibility of the establishment of a statewide referral system (a “hotline”) for runaway and homeless youth and the establishment of an Internet Web site for runaway and homeless youth that would include a directory of the service providers identified pursuant to subdivision (b) and the rights of homeless and runaway  youth.
(d) Compile statistics on runaway and homeless youth.
(e) Identify existing and potential funding sources for services to runaway and homeless youth.
(f) Coordinate and provide advice to administrators of programs relating to runaway and homeless youth on issues relating to federal funding of those programs.
The advisory group shall report to the Governor and the Legislature annually.
The staff provided to the advisory group for the purpose of this article shall seek funding for the activities specified in this section from existing agencies, both federal and state, as well as from private funding sources.