Young, Queer, and Locked Up: LGBT Youth in the Adult Criminal Justice System Posted in Voices Thursday, 18 June 2015 In April 2014, a sixteen-year-old transgender girl of color and trauma survivor was placed in an adult correctional facility by the Connecticut Department of Children and Families, which claimed the young woman was too violent […]
DownloadArticle A young man in a youth correctional facility endures threats of rape by other youth who also rub semen in his face because they think he is gay. A lesbian in custody and her girlfriend suffer routine verbal harassment by officers who make sexually explicit and demeaning remarks. A transgender girl encounters repeated verbal […]
Toward Equity: Local Engagement Strategies Beginning in 2011, the Equity Project engaged in intensive-site based work, working with pilot model sites to enhance LGBT advocacy in the juvenile justice system. One objective of the site-based work was to develop a “toolkit” for replication in other localities. However, through this multi-year process, that included many intensive […]
“The Equity Project’s new training curriculum and materials are wonderful resources for the field. These comprehensive and much-needed tools will help agencies challenge their staff to create more supportive and inclusive environments, examine their own biases and behaviors, and better protect the children in their care. Thank you!”-Dana Shoenberg, Deputy Director, Center for Children’s Law and Policy “Toward […]
Advisory Board Letter to CT Governor Malloy In October of 2014, members of the Equity Project Advisory Committee sent an open letter to Connecticut Governor Malloy, calling for intervention on behalf of Jane Doe, a young transgender girl in custody in Connecticut.
WE DESERVE BETTER This report contains data drawn from surveys of LGBTQ youth describing criminalization, stories of Black transgende rwomen from various backgrounds, a timeline of events for the campaign, recommendations from the community, and next steps for BreakOUT! This report was created to further our mission- to end the criminalization of LGBTQ youth in New Orleans! […]
Restoring Justice Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender, or LGBT, youth continue to be significantly over-represented in the nation’s juvenile justice system, even as overall rates of youth incarceration are on the decline. It is estimated that 300,000 LGBT youth are arrested and/or detained each year, more than 60 percent of whom are black or Latino. […]
Advisory Board Letter to CT Governor Malloy
LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) youth and LGBT-perceived youth are disproportionately represented among youth in the juvenile justice system.
We are extremely pleased to inform you that Supervisor Yeager has selected The Equity Project to receive a prestigious Human Relations Award for your efforts in promoting positive human relations and/or civil rights in Santa Clara County.