LGBT Youth More Likely to Call Juvenile Prisons Home

LGBT Youth More Likely to Call Juvenile Prisons Home

July 13, 2012 | by Eric Murphy | Care2

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New research demonstrates that LGBT youth are disproportionately represented in the juvenile justice system, comprising as much as 15 percent of the general population due to the institutional and family pressures that leave them more vulnerable to homelessness, prostitution, and violence.

New research demonstrates that LGBT youth are disproportionately represented in the juvenile justice system, comprising as much as 15 percent of the general population due to the institutional and family pressures that leave them more vulnerable to homelessness, prostitution, and violence.

Aisha Moodie-Mills, the moderator of the event and an LGBT Policy and Racial Justice Advisor at the Center for American Progress, presented the research on behalf of NCCD’s Director of research, Dr. Angela Irvine.