According to USICH, “the youth framework sets a path for states, communities, and public and private stakeholders to work together on a strategic approach to getting to better youth outcomes in stable housing, permanent connections, education/employment, and well being.”
The framework is based on two strategies intended to be used concurrently and expands on how communities can implement the strategies in a number of phases. The strategies are:
A data strategy intended to get “better data on the number and characteristics of youth experiencing homelessness.”
A capacity strategy intended “to strengthen and coordinate the capacity of Federal, State, and local systems to act effectively and efficiently toward ending youth homelessness.”
Also included in the framework is a preliminary intervention model for youth homelessness. The model is intended to acknowledge the diverse needs of homeless youth, while still providing a “structure for better profiling the promising practices already taking place in states and communities” in order to end homelessness among unaccompanied youth.