A Place of Respect: A Guide for Group Care Facilities Serving Transgender and Gender Non-conforming Youth


  • Attorneys
  • Low-income
  • Transgender/transsexual
  • Youth

A pioneering new report authored by the National Center for Lesbian Rights and the Sylvia Rivera Law Project urges group care facilities to reassess their treatment of transgender and gender non-conforming youth and to adopt policies and practices that provide these youth with appropriate, fair and equal care. The report is the first to provide comprehensive guidance about the treatment of transgender and gender non-conforming youth in group care facilities,—including detention centers, correctional facilities, and group homes. The report also provides model policies and a framework for staff to ensure that all youth are given a safe and healthy living environment.

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