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Title:Youth Homelessness Prevention Subcommittee
Meeting Information:

​The Youth Homelessness Prevention Subcommittee shall hold at least 6 meetings each year, but otherwise shall meet at the call of the Chair. 

Contact Name:Governor's Office
Function:The Youth Homelessness Prevention Subcommittee shall: (1) Review the discharge planning, service plans, and discharge procedures for youth leaving the custody or guardianship of the Department of Children and Family Services, the Department of Juvenile Justice, the Department of Human Services' Division of Mental Health, and the Department of Corrections to determine whether such discharge planning and procedures ensure housing stability for youth leaving State systems of care. (2) Collect data on the housing stability of youth for one year after they are released from the custody or guardianship of the Department of Children and Family Services, the Department of Juvenile Justice, the Department of Human Services' Division of Mental Health, or the Department of Corrections. (3) Based on data collected under paragraph (2) regarding youth experiencing homelessness after leaving State systems of care, create a plan to improve discharge policies and procedures to ensure housing stability for youth leaving State systems of care. (4) Provide recommendations on community plans for sustainable housing; create education and employment plans for homeless youth; and create strategic collaborations between the Department of Children and Family Services, the Department of Juvenile Justice, the Department of Human Services' Division of Mental Health, and the Department of Corrections with respect to youth leaving State systems of care.
Senate Confirmation:No
Composition:The Youth Homelessness Prevention Subcommittee shall include the following members: (1) One representative from the Governor's office; (2) The Director of the Department of Children and Family Services; (3) The Director of the Department of Healthcare and Family Services; (4) The Secretary of the Department of Human Services; (5) The Director of the Department of Juvenile Justice; (6) The Director of the Department of Corrections; (7) The Director of the Department of Public Health; (8) The Director of the Guardianship and Advocacy Commission; (9) Four representatives from agencies serving homeless youth; (10) One representative from a homeless advocacy organization; (11) One representative from a juvenile justice advocacy organization; (12) Four youth who have a lived experience with homelessness.
Authority:P.A. 101-0098

 Member Names

Name (Last, First)Term ExpiresMember SinceAffiliationAppointed ByPositionTitleCounty
Eagleson, TheresaStatuteMemberDirector of the Department of Healthcare and Family Services
Ezike, NgoziStatuteMemberDirector of the Department of Public Health
Hou, GraceStatuteMemberSecretary of the Department of Human Services
Jeffreys, RobStatuteMemberDirector of the Department of Corrections
Milano, MaryStatuteMemberExecutive Director of the Department of Guardianship and Advocacy Commission
Mueller, HeidiStatuteMemberDirector of the Department of Juvenile Justice
Smith, MarcStatuteMemberDirector of the Department of Children and Family Services
VACANTGovernorMemberRep. of the Governor's Office
VACANTGovernorMemberRep. of an agency serving homeless youth
VACANTGovernorMemberRep. of an agency serving homeless youth
VACANTGovernorMemberRep. of an agency serving homeless youth
VACANTGovernorMemberRep. of an agency serving homeless youth
VACANTGovernorMemberRep. of a homelessness advocacy organization
VACANTGovernorMemberRep. of a juvenile justice advocacy organization
VACANTGovernorMemberYouth
VACANTGovernorMemberYouth
VACANTGovernorMemberYouth
VACANTGovernorMemberYouth