LGBTQ juvenile probation
Los Angeles’ Plan to Address the Overrepresentation of Black and LGBTQ Youth in Foster Care
On Tuesday, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors created a new office to address the high number of African American and LGBTQ youth in the county’s child welfare system. A new Office of Equity within the county’s Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) aims to stem the overrepresentation of these youth in foster care and address the disparities these communities experience.
Reports Point to Need for Gender-Responsive Reforms for LGBTQ Youth in the Justice System
Two reports produced by Impact Justice researchers found evidence that LGBTQ and gender non-conforming youth continue to be overrepresented in juvenile justice systems across the country and that the percentage of young women and girls who identify as such may be much higher than for boys.