60 Percent Of Homeless Youths Have Been Raped Or Assaulted: ReportChild Abuse & Neglect Housing & Homelessness
By Robbie Couch
A new study explored who is falling victim to youth homelessness and why, and the results are troubling.
The survey, conducted by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and funded by the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), found that 60.8 percent of homeless youths have been raped, beaten up, robbed or otherwise assaulted. It also revealed that youth homelessness disproportionately affects LGBT youths and racial minorities, as nearly 37 percent of study participants identified as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender, and just one third identified as white-only…