National Center for Lesbian Rights

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Youth

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In 1993, NCLR became the first LGBTQ legal organization in the country to launch a project dedicated to advocating for LGBTQ youth. Through public education, training, policy advocacy and litigation, NCLR works to ensure that all LGBTQ youth are safe and able to live openly with the supports they need to thrive and reach their full potential.

Model Policy

NCLR received support from the National Prison Rape Elimination Act Resource Center (PRC) to develop a model policy for confinement facilities that house transgender, gender nonconforming and intersex (TGNCI) youth – a population that experiences high rates of mistreatment and victimization in secure settings. NCLR and the Center for Children’s Law and Policy collaborated with a diverse group of youth justice stakeholders, including advocates for TGNCI youth, formerly incarcerated young people, facility personnel, and youth justice practitioners from across the country.

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