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House Proceeding 12-14-09 on Dec 14th, 2009 :: 0:52:55 to 0:56:10
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Judy Biggert

0:52:54 to 0:53:14( Edit History Discussion )

Judy Biggert: in supporting h.r. 779. i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves. the chair recognizes the gentlewoman from illinois. mrs. biggert: thank you, madam speaker. i yield myself such time as i may consume.y in strong support of house resol resolution recognizing the goals and ideals of national

Judy Biggert

0:52:55 to 0:56:10( Edit History Discussion )
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Judy Biggert

0:53:15 to 0:53:38( Edit History Discussion )

Judy Biggert: runaway prevention month. this initiative is sponsored by good friends at the national runaway switchboard and national network for youth. as the gentleman from massachuses mentioned, between 1.6 million and 2.8 million youth run away from home each year. according to the national runaway switchboard, crisis calls citing economic distress

Judy Biggert

0:53:39 to 0:53:59( Edit History Discussion )

Judy Biggert: have increased 200% since 2006. incredibly one children will experience homelessness at some point in their lives and return within a few days of running away. others will remain on the streets never to return. in far too many cases these children will fall prey to the worst forms of exploitation,

Judy Biggert

0:54:00 to 0:54:21( Edit History Discussion )

Judy Biggert: including the sex industry. in fact, 30% more youth are using the sex industry as a means the year 2000. there are many reasons why children run away from home. some are expelled from their homes by their families or separated because of death or divorce.

Judy Biggert

0:54:22 to 0:54:42( Edit History Discussion )

Judy Biggert: in other case as child may be fleeing from physical, sexual, and emotion abuse at home. having runaway, these youths are now homeless without means to secure their own basic needs and are often ineligible for able to access health resources. there are many individuals and organization tt is are doing whatever they can to assist

Judy Biggert

0:54:43 to 0:55:04( Edit History Discussion )

Judy Biggert: america's runaway youth by providing food, shelter, clothing, and counseling. others are working with falies to prevent a child from ruing away in the first place. still others are intervening and advocating on behalf of children and giving them optis other than running away. with congressional support, the national runaway switchboard provides crisis intervention

Judy Biggert

0:55:05 to 0:55:25( Edit History Discussion )

Judy Biggert: and referral to reconnect the runaway youth with their families. it also helps link young people to local resources that provide positive running away. founded in t chicago area in 1971, they now provide comprehensive cris intervention

Judy Biggert

0:55:26 to 0:55:46( Edit History Discussion )

Judy Biggert: at-risk youth. nationwide, including a cris hotline. in 1974, the national network for youth was founded to codinate the work of community-based organizations it now represents hundreds of youth organizations and advocate at the federal level, provide information and

Judy Biggert

0:55:47 to 0:56:07( Edit History Discussion )

Judy Biggert: available services, and train organizations in best i want to thank mr. wolf and mr. stupak and ms. lofgren, my fellow co-chairs of the congressional caucus on missing and exploited and runaway children, who join me in this important effort. i thank the gentleman from massachusetts, mr. lynch, for managing this bill.

Judy Biggert

0:56:08 to 0:56:10( Edit History Discussion )

Judy Biggert: i also want to thank mr. israel who has worked with me on this

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