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Guide Supports LGBQ/GNCT Youth in California Juvenile Justice System

March 13, 2017


Impact Justice and the National Center for Lesbian Rights have released "Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Questioning, and/or Gender Nonconforming and Transgender Girls and Boys in the California Juvenile Justice System: A Practice Guide." This guide is designed to help California probation officials protect the safety and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, questioning, and/or gender nonconforming and transgender (LGBQ/GNCT) youth in their care and custody. The guide recommends policies and procedures to prohibit discrimination, prevent harm, and promote fair and equitable treatment of LGBQ/GNCT youth in the state's juvenile justice system.

Resources:

See OJJDP's Model Programs Guide literature review on LGBTQ youth in the juvenile justice system and read the OJJDP listening session report, "Creating and Sustaining Fair and Beneficial Environments for LGBTQ Youth."

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