Cycle of Injustices – LGBTQ Youth In Juvenile Justice System
Source: American Psychological Association
Resource Type: Website or Webpage Article
Focus Population: LGBTQIA+ People, People with Juvenile Justice System Involvement, Youth, Youth of Transition Age
Topics: Criminal or Juvenile Justice System, Schools, School-based Services
Presented at the American Psychological Association’s Annual Convention, this presentation describes how school disciplinary policies discriminate against LGBTQ+ youth creating a school-to-prison pipeline. Presenters share the discrimination and mistreatment that LGBTQ+ youth experience in the juvenile justice system and provide relevant recommendations.