DYCD in partnership with DHS launched a direct referral process to allow youth from DYCD-funded residential programs to more easily transition to the adult shelter system. Such practice was codified in Local Law 81 of 2018.
Report of the Interagency Coordinating Council on Youth to the city council and the mayor summarizing its activity during the previous fiscal year and detailing recommendations for improving service delivery and coordination.
Report provides the number of runaway and homeless youth who contacted or presented themselves to a runaway and homeless youth services program to request shelter and were not able to access shelter services during the six month period ending on June 30.
The first part of this report consists of a description of the demographics and services from the residential programs. The second part is the DYCD plan to provide shelter services to all runaway and homeless youth who request shelter.