Street Kids Homeless Youth, Outreach, and Policing New York's Streets

ISBN-10: 0814732283

ISBN-13: 9780814732281

Edition: 2011

Authors: Kristina E. Gibson

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Street outreach workers comb public places such as parks, vacant lots, and abandoned waterfronts to search for young people who are living out in public spaces, if not always in the public eye. Street Kidsopens a window To The largely hidden world of street youth, drawing on their detailed and compelling narratives to give new insight into the experiences of youth homelessness and youth outreach. Kristina Gibson argues that the enforcement of quality of life ordinances in New York City has spurred hyper-mobility amongst the city's street youth population and has serious implications for social work with homeless youth. Youth in motion have become socially invisible and marginalized from public spaces where social workers traditionally contact them, jeopardizing their access To The already limited opportunities to escape street life. The culmination of a multi-year ethnographic investigation into the lives of street outreach workers and 'their kids' on the streets of New York City, Street Kidsillustrates the critical role that public space regulations and policing play in shaping the experience of youth homelessness And The effectiveness of street outreach.
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List price: $27.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication date: 5/9/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.924
Language: English

Kristina E. Gibson is assistant professor in residence of Geography, and the Urban and Community Studies Program at the University of Connecticut, Waterbury.

Preface: Ali Forney, the Death and Life of a Street Kid
Introduction: The Street Youth Dilemma
The Space of the Streets
Blacc, a Street Kid from Far Rockaway, Queens
Street Outreach
StandUp for Kids and New York City Outreach
Public Space: Policing Street Kids and Outreach
Running off the Map: Mobility, Street Kids, and Street Outreach
Conclusion: Where Does the �Move Along� Dance Take Us?
Research in the Streets (in Retrospect)
Data Collection Methods
About the Author
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