2019 State Index on Youth Homelessness Scoring Sheet
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Law & PolicyTHE STATE HAS COMPREHENSIVE LAWS, POLICIES, AND REGULATIONS ENSURING SUPPORTS & SERVICES FOR YOUTH EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS
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The state includes a specific definition of the term “youth”NoNoYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoNoNoYesYesYesNoYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesNoYesYesNoNoNoNoYesNoNoNoYesNoYesYesYesNoYesNoNoNo222951
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The state defines the term “runaway”NoYesYesNoNoNoNoYesNoNoYesNoYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesNoYesYesNoYesNoYesYesYesNoYesNoYesNoYesNoNoNoNoNoYesYesYesYesNoYesNoNoNo252651
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The state explicitly defines the terms “homeless child,” “homeless youth,” “homeless minor,” or “homeless student”NoNoYesNoYesYesYesYesNoYesNoNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesNoYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesNoYesNoNo143751
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The state establishes the age of childhood as encompassing persons older than 18 (outside of a "homeless youth" definition, but includes youth in jurisdiction of child welfare or juvenile court)?YesNoYesYesYesNoYesNoYesYesYesYesNoYesYesNoNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesNoYesYesYesNoNoYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNo123951
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The state defines "sex" and/or "gender" which includes gender identity within its RHYA State licensing agency regulationsNoNoNoNoNoNoYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesNoNoNoNoNo47451
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The state has a state Runaway & Homeless Youth ActNoNoNoNoYesYesNoYesYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesYesNoYesNoYesNoNoNoNoYesNoYesNoYesNoNoNoNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesNoNoNo371451
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YOUTH'S CONTACT WITH THE CRIMINAL AND JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEMS ARE LIMITED/PREVENTED
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The state has a “Child in Need of Supervision” (CHINS) related statuteYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesNoYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYes84351
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The state prohibits mingling of CHINS youth taken into custody with delinquent youthYesNoNoYesNoNoYesYesYesYesYesNoYesNoYesNoYesNoYesYesYesYesNoYesNoYesNoNoNoNoYesNoYesNoYesNoYesNoYesNoNoNoYesYesNoYesNoNoNoNoYes262551
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The state provides opportunities for CHINS to receive diversion services without court involvementYesNoYesYesNoYesYesNoNoYesYesYesYesYesNoNoYesNoYesNoYesYesYesYesYesNoYesNoYesYesYesYesYesNoYesNoNoNoYesNoNoYesYesYesNoYesYesNoNoNoYes203151
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The state does not explicitly authorize courts to force CHINS to pay fines and/or restitutionNoYesNoNoNoYesNoYesYesYesNoYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesNoYesNoNoYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesNoNoNoYesNoYesYesYesYesYesNoNo183351
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The state does not explicitly authorize courts to force CHINS to undergo drug screeningNoYesNoNoYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoNoYesYesYesYesYesYesNoNoYesNoYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesNoNoYesYesYesNoNoYesNoYesYesYesNoYesYesYes163551
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The state does not explicitly authorize courts to force CHINS to relinquish their driver's license or suspend driving privilegesYesYesNoYesNoYesNoYesYesYesNoYesYesNoYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoNoYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesNoNoNoYesNoYesYesYesYesYesNoYes153651
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The state allows unaccompanied homeless youth to request services independently under CHINSNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesNoNoNoNoNoYesNoNoYesNoNoNoNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoYesNoYesNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesNoYesNoNoYesNoNoYes401151
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The state does not consider runaway youth as delinquent or a status offenderNoYesNoYesYesYesNoYesYesYesNoYesNoYesNoYesYesNoNoYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesNoYesYesNoYesNoNoNoYesNoNoNoNoYesNoYesYesYesNoNoNoYes222951
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The state does not explicitly allow police to take runaway youth into custodyNoNoNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesNoNoNoYesNoNoNoYesNoNoYesNoYesNoNoYesYesNoNoNoNoNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNo42951
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The state does not explicitly allow runaway and homeless youth to be detained in secure facilitiesNoYesYesYesNoNoNoYesYesYesNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesYesYesYesNoYesNoYesNoYesNoNoNoNoNoYesNoYesNoNoNoNo331851
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Truant youth are not classified as a status offenders or delinquentsNoYesNoYesYesYesNoNoYesYesNoYesNoNoNoYesNoNoNoYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesNoYesYesNoNoNoNoYesNoYesYesYesNoYesNoNo222951
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The state does not have curfew lawsYesYesYesYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesNoYesNoYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesNoNoYesNoYesNoNoYesNoNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoYesYesYes302151
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The state does not criminalize harboring a runaway youth or concealing a miNor YesYesYesNoNoNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesNoNoNoNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoYesNoNoNoYesNoYesYesNoNoNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesYesNoNoYesNo371451
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The state does not criminalize interfering with custodial rights NoYesNoNoNoNoNoYesYesNoNoYesNoNoYesNoNoNoNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesYesYesNoYesNoNoNoNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo401151
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The state allows shelters to take in homeless youth with a delay or waiver of notification requirementsNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesNoYesNoNoNoYesYesNoNoNoYesYesNoYesNoYesNoYesYesNoNoYesYesNoYesNoNoNoYesNoNoYesNoNoNoYesYesNoNoYesNoYesNo321951
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THE STATE PROVIDES UNACCOMPANIED YOUTH EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS OPPORTUNITY TO SEEK LEGAL INDEPENDENCE AND LIVE INDEPENDENTLY
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The state has an established process for emancipationYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesNoYesYesNoNoYesYesYesYesNoYesYesNoNoYesNoYesNoYesYesYesNoNoYesNoYesNoNoYesYesNoNoNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYes183351
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The state recognizes emancipation in limited circumstancesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesNoNoYesYes64551
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The state can waive or not require parental consent for emancipation YesYesNoYesYesNoYesYesNoYesYesYesNoNoYesYesNoYesYesYesNoYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesNoNoNoYesYesNoYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes143751
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The state has no age restrictions for emancipationNoNoNoNoNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesNoNoNoNoNoYesYesNoNoYesNoNoNoNoNoYesNoNoNoNoNoYesNoNoYesYesNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoYesNo401151
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The state gives minors contract rights OR allows them to enter into binding contracts for certain purposes (e.g. necessities)NoYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYes54651
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THE STATE ADDRESSES THE EDUCATIONAL NEEDS OF YOUTH EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS
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The state’s dispute resolution process has been amended to reflect ESSA’s changes to McKinney-VentoYesNoYesYesNoYesYesNoYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes74451
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The state explicitly allows partial and alternative school credit accrual for homeless youth through regulations YesNoYesNoYesYesYesNoYesYesYesNoNoNoYesNoYesNoNoNoNoYesNoNoYesYesYesNoNoNoNoYesNoNoNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoYesYesYesYesNoYesNoNoNo302151
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The state has laws or regulations that promote access to higher education for homeless youthYesNoNoNoYesYesYesNoNoYesNoNoNoNoYesNoNoYesYesNoYesYesNoYesNoYesYesYesYesYesNoYesNoNoNoNoNoYesYesYesNoNoYesNoNoYesNoYesYesNoYes262551
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THE STATE ALLOWS YOUTH EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS TO ACCESS CRITICAL SUPPORTS AND SERVICES
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The state explicitly allows unaccompanied youth under 18 to apply for health insurance coverage (without parental consent)NoYesYesYesYesNoYesNoYesNoYesYesYesYesYesNoNoYesNoYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesNoNoNoNoYesYesNoYesYesNoYesNoNoNoYesYesNoNoYesNoYesYesYesNo213051
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The state allows unaccompanied youth to consent to mental health treatment (without parental consent)YesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoNoNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesNoYesNoNoYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesNoYesYesYesYesNoYes123951
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The state allows minors to consent to non-residential treatment for substance use (without parental consent)YesNoYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesNoNoYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesNoYesNoYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYes94251
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The state explicitly allows minors to consent to the dignosis and treatment of STIs (without parental consent)YesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNo54651
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The state allows minors, regardless of their legal status, to consent to examination and treatment relating to a sexual assault (without parental consent)YesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesNoYesYesNoNoYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesNoNoNoNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesNoYesYesNoNoYesNoYesNoYesNoNoYes183351
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The state has transition planning for children exiting the juvenile justice systemYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesNoYesYesNoNoYesYesYesNoYesYesYesNoYesNoYesNoNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYes133851
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The transitional planning specifically addresses housing needsYesNoNoYesNoNoYesYesNoNoYesYesNoNoYesYesNoYesYesYesNoYesNoNoYesNoNoNoNoYesNoYesNoNoNoYesNoNoNoNoNoYesNoYesNoYesYesNoYesNoNo302151
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The state addresses custody after discharge from the juvenile justice systemYesNoNoYesNoNoYesYesNoNoYesYesYesNoNoNoYesYesYesYesNoNoNoYesYesYesNoNoYesYesNoNoNoYesNoNoNoYesNoYesNoYesYesYesNoYesNoNoNoNoNo282351
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The state requires permanency planning for committed adjudicated youthNoNoNoNoNoYesYesYesNoNoYesNoNoYesNoYesYesYesYesYesNoYesNoYesNoNoNoNoYesYesNoYesYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesNoNoNoYesYesNoYesNoNo302151
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The state provides transportation home after discharge from the juvenile justice systemYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesNoNoNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesNoNoNoYesNoYesNoNoNoNo43851
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The state subsidizes childcare for eligible minors when employment or school is required under TANFYesNoYesYesYesNoYesYesNoYesYesNoNoYesNoYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesNoYesNoYesYesYesYesNoYesYesNoYesYesNoNoNoYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes153651
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The state has exemptions from TANF’s family living and/or work/education requirements YesNoNoYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesNoNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesNoNo123951
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State provides cash incentives for youth who graduate high school or earn a GED NoNoNoNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesNoNoNoNoNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesNoNo47451
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TANF recipients are categorically eligible for SNAPYesNoNoNoYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesNoYesNoNoNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesNoYesYesYesNoNoNoYesYesYesNoYesYesNoNoNoYesNoNoYesYesYesYes193251
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The state explicitly allows homeless youth to use SNAP to buy hot restaurant or prepared mealsNoNoYesNoYesNoNoNoYesNoNoNoNoNoYesNoNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesNoNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoYesNoNoNoYesNoNo411051
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SystemsThere is a current state plan to end homelessnessNoYesYesNoYesNoYesYesYesNoNoYesNoNoYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoNoYesYesYesYesYesNoYesNoYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes133851
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The state plan has a "youth" componentNoYesYesNoYesNoYesYesYesNoNoYesNoNoYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoNoNoYesYesYesYesNoYesNoNoYesNoYesNoYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYes173451
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The state plan has a LGBT youth componentNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesNoNoNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesNoNoNo46551
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There is a state entity (Office of homeless youth services, homeless youth state coordinator, commission on homeless youth, etc.) that focuses solely on youth homelessnessNoNoNoNoYesYesNoYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesYesNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoYesNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesNoNoNoNoYesNoNoNo401151
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The state provides tuition waivers for foster youthYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesNoYesNoYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesNoNo114051
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The State Department of Transportation has systems in place to address proof of residency requirements to receive a state-issued identification cardYesNoNoNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoNoYesYesNoNoNoNoYesYesYesYesYesNoNoNoNoNoYesNoYesYesNoYesYesNoYesYes183351
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The state does NOT require parental consent for youth to obtain a state-issued identification cardYesYesNoNoYesNoYesNoNoYesNoNoNoYesNoNoNoNoNoYesNoYesNoYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesNoNoYesNoNoNoYesYesNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesYes302151
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There is a state interagency council on homelessnessNoYesNoYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesNoNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNo104151
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A statewide housing needs assessment that identifies groups at greatest risk for homelessness has been implementedYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesNoYesNoNoNoNoYesNoYesYesYesNoNoYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesNoYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYes143751
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EnvironmentThe state maintains a community advisory board for youth that informs youth homelessness policy NoNoNoNoYesYesYesNoYesNoNoNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesNoNoNoNoNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesNoYesNoNoNo42951
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Ending youth homelessness is a goal at the Executive branch (Governor)NoNoNoNoYesYesYesNoYesNoNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesNoYesNoNoNoNoNoYesNoNoYesNoNoNoNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesNoNoNo401151
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The state requires training about sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, healthy sexual, development or issues specific to LGBTQ+ youth for staff working in RHY SystemsNoNoNoNoYesNoNoNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesNoNo47451
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The state has a public awareness campaign/common messaging for local awareness campaigns for youth homelessnessNoNoNoNoYesNoNoNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesNoNoNoNoNo46551
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The state establishes protected class status based on one's sexual orientation and gender identity for runaway and homeless youth programsNoNoNoNoYesNoYesNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesNoNo45651
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The state establishes protected class status based on one's sexual orientation and gender identity for juvenile justice programsNoNoYesNoYesYesYesNoYesNoYesYesNoYesYesYesNoYesYesNoNoYesYesYesNoNoNoNoYesNoYesNoYesNoNoYesNoYesNoYesNoNoYesYesNoYesNoYesNoNoNo262551
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The state establishes protected class status based on one's sexual orientation and gender identity for child welfare programsNoNoNoNoYesNoYesNoYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesNoNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoNoNoYesNoYesYesYesNoNoYesNoYesNoYesNoYesYesNoYesYesNoYesYesNoNo222951
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Conversion therapy for minors on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity or expression is bannedNoNoNoNoYesYesYesYesYesNoNoYesNoYesNoNoNoNoNoYesYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNoYesYesYesYesYesNoNoNoNoYesNoYesNoNoNoNoNoYesNoYesNoNoNo321951
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