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Welfare and Institutions Code - WIC

DIVISION 2.5. YOUTHS [1700 - 2250]

  ( Division 2.5 added by Stats. 1941, Ch. 937. )

CHAPTER 1. The Youth Authority [1700 - 1915]

  ( Heading of Chapter 1 amended by Stats. 1943, Ch. 690. )

ARTICLE 5.3. Runaway and Homeless Youth [1785 - 1786]
  ( Article 5.3 added by Stats. 1984, Ch. 1612, Sec. 1. )


The state advisory group established pursuant to the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974 (42 U.S.C. 5601 et seq.) shall perform the duties imposed by this article.

Staff services shall be provided to the advisory group for the purposes of this article by the Youth Authority, the Office of Criminal Justice Planning, and the California Child, Youth and Family Coalition, an association of community-based agencies.

(Added by Stats. 1984, Ch. 1612, Sec. 1.)


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.

(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.

(Added by Stats. 1984, Ch. 1612, Sec. 1.)

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