This week the Equity Project and the Center for American Progress released “Restoring Justice: A Blueprint for Ensuring Fairness, Safety, and Supportive Treatment of LGBT Youth in the Juvenile Justice System,” by Aisha C. Moodie-Mills and Christina Gilbert.
This issue brief highlights existing and effective provisions of policies related to treating lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth in the juvenile justice system with dignity and respect, while providing a framework and sample language to assist the federal government and other jurisdictions in developing and adopting their own policies and guidance. Given the over-representation of LGBT youth in the juvenile justice system and the discriminatory and harmful treatment they often face, the brief also underscores the critical need for jurisdictions to incorporate training and culture shifts in their efforts to effectuate change through the implementation of comprehensive non-discrimination policies.
You can see the full brief on the Center for American Progress website here: https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/lgbt/report/2014/12/17/103488/restoring-justice
Or download the pdf version HERE.