Lesson Five: Ensuring Safety and Equity in Secure Settings

The purpose of this lesson is for participants to understand conditions and practices in secure facilities (both pretrial and commitment facilities) that harm and discriminate against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth, and to learn about policies and practices that protect their safety and well-being.

Lesson Five

Lesson Five Handouts


OBJECTIVES Participants will:

• Review research on LGBT youth in secure facilities

• Gain an understanding of conditions and practices that harm LGBT youth in locked facilities

• Review relevant standards of care and learn how to ensure safety of LGBT youth in custody