New Crossover Youth Spotlight Video!

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We are looking forward to this July’s 2021 Janet Reno Forum “A Better Path Forward: Restructuring Systems to Support Crossover Youth.” The four-day virtual conference will feature a national conversation about addressing the needs of crossover youth, building roads between systems, and listening the voices of youth, families, and staff.

In the weeks and months to come, we will be releasing spotlight materials introducing the conference’s topics. ​​​​​​ We hope you can join us, both in July, and in the run-up to the Forum, as we learn more about these issues!

This week, we are proud to release a new Crossover Youth Spotlight Video on the efforts in the City of Alexandria, Virginia.

For over a year, communities have felt themselves depleted by the effects of COVID-19. The pandemic has caused many systems to triage their efforts, with all but the core functions of agencies being put on pause. Here, the Crossover Youth Practice Model (CYPM) team from the City of Alexandria, Virginia describes the ways in which their history of partnership, their strong leadership, and their multi-system planning for CYPM implementation have helped them maintain a focus on crossover youth, even during the COVID-19 pandemic. The team’s continued emphasis on system improvement for crossover youth underscores the imperative role that supportive leadership and personal connection play in achieving strong multi-system collaboration.