Many juvenile justice systems don't know how many young people in their system identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or gender-nonconforming (LGBT/GNC), and often lack appropriate services and placements that meet the unique needs of LGBT/GNC youth. Learn more about new national data that found 20% of young people in detention are LGBT/GNC. Juvenile justice systems can take several steps to ensure that these youth are treated fairly and with respect.
Please join CJJ for a webinar on "LGBT & Gender-Nonconforming Youth in Juvenile Justice: Building an Equitable System with Data, Training, and Policy" on Wednesday, April 29 at 3:00pm ET.
This webinar will provide an overview of issues that LGBT/GNC youth experience in the juvenile justice system, including the newly-released data from the National Council on Crime & Delinquency. Participants will learn how data collection practices, staff training, and anti-discrimination policies can help build an equitable juvenile justice system for LGBT/GNC youth.