Searching Out Solutions
Living in the Margins: A Report on the Challenges of LGBTQ Youth in Maryland Education, Foster Care, and juvenile Justice Systems
While rates of trauma are high for all youth, they are particularly high for youth in the juvenile justice and child welfare systems.
According to a recent national study, a startling 73% of all LGBT people and PLWH surveyed have had face-to-face contact with police during the past five years
This report addresses how LGBT kids are funneled into the juvenile justice system, the specific challenges that they face once there, and the lack of resources available to fit their needs. Additionally, the report addresses policy, administrative, and programming solutions that Louisiana can employ in order to ensure a safe environment for all youth in the state’s care, and in particular those that are most vulnerable.