Juvenile Facilities Checklist for Defenders: Advocating for the Safety and Well-Being of Transgender, Gender Nonconforming, and Intersex Young People

This document, developed by the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) and NJDC, is a supplement to the original checklist and is focused specifically on advocating for the safety and well-being of transgender, gender nonconforming, and intersex (TGNCI) young people housed in secure and non-secure facilities. TGNCI young people are vulnerable to the same harms as all young people housed in juvenile facilities and NJDC’s original checklist is equally relevant to their safety, health and well-being. In addition, pervasive bias subjects TGNCI youth to increased risk of harm in facilities. Defenders must be aware of these risks and the specific operational practices necessary to ensure the health and safety of TGNCI youth, which is the purpose of this checklist.

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Categories: Gault Center Publications, Practice Tool, Resource Library
Tags: Collaboration, Conditions of Confinement, LGBTQIA+