Preventing Youth Homelessness: An International Review of Evidence

Over the summer of 2018, the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness and A Way Home Canada conducted an international scan of policies and practices that are contributing to youth homelessness prevention. The Wales Centre for Public Policy commissioned this report for Public Policy, under the direction of the First Minister of Wales. Drawing together a extensive literature review, review of the grey literature, and consultation with international experts, this report explores:

  • Which policies and programs are effective in preventing youth homelessness?
  • What are the characteristics of effective strategies to prevent youth homelessness?
  • What evidence is still needed to support the prevention of youth homelessness, and how might it be generated

This report draws upon a careful assessment of this evidence base to develop a set of recommendations to divert young people from experiences of homelessness effectively.

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