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Federal Advisory Committee Issues Recommendations for LGBQ/GNCT Youth

April 17, 2017

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The Federal Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice (FACJJ) has issued its recommendations to OJJDP for strategies to advance juvenile justice reform for LGBQ/GNCT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, questioning/gender nonconforming, transgender) youth. The LGBT subcommittee, which is comprised of FACJJ members and leaders who work with and/or identify as LGBQ/GNCT youth, formulated the recommendations. The recommendations are grouped into four categories:

  • Policy and Program Development
  • Training and Technical Assistance
  • Data Collection and Research
  • Federal LGBT Juvenile Justice Coordination

FACJJ is a consultative body established by the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974 and is supported by OJJDP.


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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