Jobs and Economy

Homeless Youth Prone to Trafficking; No End in Sight

The trafficking of young adults is not only a problem in poverty-stricken, developing nations, as the increased reporting and awareness in the United States and other developed countries suggests. Current studies indicate that the key to ending trafficking of young adults is to first eradicate youth homelessness. The U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) released
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New Amendments to Homeland Security Bill May Curtail Immigrant Youth Rights

Two of the five proposed amendments to the Homeland Security Appropriations Act, which will fund the Department of Homeland Security, are being critiqued by children advocacy organizations who charge that the amendments are meant to tear immigrant families apart. First Focus Campaign, which puts pressure on congressional members for children’s rights, sent a letter Tuesday to members of
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Study: Summer Job Programs Mitigate Violent Crime Among Disadvantaged Youth

A recent study focused on Chicago youth found that disadvantaged youth with summer jobs are 43 percent less likely to commit violent crimes than those who are not in summer job programs. The study was published by the journal Science, and according to Sara Heller, a criminologist at University of Pennsylvania, it is one of the
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