Unjust: LGBTQ Youth Incarcerated in the Juvenile Justice System

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Last Updated: 06-Apr-2018 14:01



A growing body of research lays bare the
overrepresentation of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender,
and queer (LGBTQ) youth in the juvenile justice system in
the United States.a As shown in the infographic on the
next page, LGBTQ and gender non-conforming youth are
overrepresented in juvenile detention and correctional
facilities in the juvenile system: the percentage of
incarcerated LGBT youth is double that of LGBTQ youth
in the general population.

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