8.1 The Peter Cicchino Youth Project & the Reality of Street-Involved Youth & Youth Experiencing Homelessness in NYC

The Peter Cicchino Youth Project (PCYP) at the Urban Justice Center provides legal services, policy advocacy, and case management services aimed at interrupting the cycles of poverty and criminalization that prevent LGBTQ+ street-involved youth and youth experiencing homelessness from living fulfilling lives free from discrimination, abuse and oppression. 

This case study provides an overview of PCYP’s approach to providing holistic, client-centred legal and case management services, and supporting broader systemic policy advocacy on behalf of NYC’s LGBTQ+ youth experiencing homelessness. Supported by selected case profiles, this overview also illustrates how PCYP is a vital part of the network of service providers striving to ensure that all youth are afforded the opportunity to transition safely into adulthood. 

Alex Abramovich
Jama Shelton
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Canadian Observatory on Homelessness