Transforming How We Treat Incarcerated LGBTQ Youth

November 14, 2013 | by John Lash | Youth Today

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LGBT youth represent 13-15% of the juvenile justice system population in the United States. In this Youth Today article, John Lash discusses the extra burden that the LGBT community faces both in and out of the criminal justice system.

LGBT youth represent 13-15% of the juvenile justice system population in the United States. In this Youth Today article, John Lash discusses the extra burden that the LGBT community faces both in and out of the criminal justice system. The article also discusses juvenile justice best practices such as those used by Santa Clara County’s Juvenile Detention Division, and the potential for the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) to reduce the victimization of LQBT youth within prisons.

To learn about NCCD’s PREA Resource Center (PRC), click here.

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