CAI's Homeless Youth Outreach Project (HYOP)
provides advocacy and legal services to homeless
youth between the ages
of 15-21. HYOP staff spends much of its time in shelters and outreach centers, welfare
offices, courthouses, and schools, attempting to connect homeless youth with the
resources they need and to which they are entitled.
HYOP staff also engages in public education to promote
the interests of homeless youth and increase
the availability of resources and services that will
enable its clients to transition off the streets into
safe and healthy settings.
HYOP's areas of advocacy include welfare, identification, housing, immigration, health care, mental health, education, and criminal matters. HYOP also works with San Diego County’s Homeless
Court Project, which provides an alternative adjudication
system for homeless persons to remove fines, warrants,
and community service hours associated with misdemeanor
HYOP, CAI and USD are grateful to all of HYOP's current and past financial supporters, and would like to give a special acknowledgment to Sony Electronics, Campland on the Bay, The Simon-Strauss Foundation, the San Diego County Bar Foundation, and the McCarthy Family Foundation.
HYOP is staffed by CAI Consulting Attorney Jason Carr, under the supervision of CAI Staff Attorney Melanie Delgado. HYOP's activities and staff are overseen by CAI Executive Director Robert
C. Fellmeth, Price Professor of Public Interest Law
at the USD School of Law.
For more information, contact
Jason Carr at (619) 717-0830 / firstname.lastname@example.org or
Melanie Delgado at (619) 260-4806 / email@example.com.