Maryland’s Disconnected Youth: The Impact of Jails, Jobs, Homelessness and Hunger

Attend the MACo Winter Conference Session, “Maryland’s Disconnected Youth: The Impact of Jails, Jobs, Homelessness and Hunger“, to learn more about how these issues impact Maryland youths. This session will be held from 2:15 pm – 3:15 pm on Thursday, December 10, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Hotel. More information about the session may be found below.

Maryland’s Disconnected Youth: The Impact of Jails, Jobs, Homelessness and Hunger

Description: The impacts of familial incarceration, hunger, homelessness, and lack of employment can have deep and long-term effects on the future course of a youth’s life and on society at large. According to the Governor’s Office for Children, approximately 90,000 children in Maryland are estimated to have a parent under some form of correctional supervision such as parole, probation, jail, or prison. It is estimated that 94,000 teenagers and young adults between the ages of 16 and 24 are either not working or not in school. Additionally, about one in eight Maryland households is food insecure and approximately 15,000 youth enrolled in Maryland schools are considered homeless. In this session, learn more about the impact of these issues on Maryland youths, and how state and local programs are providing programs to help.

Speakers:

  • Arlene Lee, Executive Director, Governor’s Office for Children
  • Rota Knott, Director, Somerset County Local Management Board
  • Paulo Gregory Harris, Director, Ingoma Foundation; Co-Lead Backbone, theCONNECT Network

Moderator: The Honorable Kathy Klausmeier, Maryland Senate

Date/Time: Thursday, December 10, 2015; 2:15 pm – 3:15 pm

The MACo Winter Conference will be held December 9-11, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Hotel in Cambridge. This year’s conference theme is “Mission: Public Safety.”

Learn more about MACo’s Winter Conference:

Questions? Contact Meetings & Events Director Virginia White.

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