1. Unjust: How the Broken Juvenile and Criminal Justice Systems Fail LGBTQ Youth

    This report examines the overrepresentation, vulnerability to discrimination, profiling, and mistreatment that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth experience in the juvenile and criminal justice systems, particularly in court proceedings, detention, and reentry. Coauthored by the Movement Advancement Project and the Center for American Progress, the report also identifies...
  2. Supporting LGBTQ Youth in Child Welfare through Cross-System Collaboration

    The Center for the Study of Social Policy’s (CSSP) newest policy report highlights the need to support lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth in child welfare by building cross-system collaborations. Youth who identify as LGBTQ or gender-nonconforming are over-represented in child welfare, and they experience higher instances of...
  3. Positively Trans: Initial Report of a National Needs Assessment of Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming People Living With HIV

    On March 24, Transgender Law Center released the first report of findings from the Positively Trans survey, a first-of-its-kind community-led project focused on the lives and experiences of transgender people in the U.S. living with HIV/AIDS. Some of the starkest findings outlined in the report concern income, education, and history...
  4. Poverty and Child Health in the United States

    Identifying poverty as one of the most widespread and persistent health risks facing children, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has issued recommendations urging doctors to ask at all well-child visits whether families are able to make ends meet. The new policy statement in the April 2016 issue of Pediatrics,...
  5. Power in Partnerships: Building Connections at the Intersections of Racial Justice and LGBTQ Movements to End the School-to-Prison Pipeline

    Over the last decade, the school-to-prison pipeline has gone from a fringe educational issue to a national youth-led movement anchored by grassroots communities across the country. Because of the school-to-prison pipeline’s unique effects on students of color, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) students, and especially LGBTQ students of color, the issue has provided an...
  6. Gender Injustice: System-Level Juvenile Justice Reforms for Girls

    The National Crittenton Foundation, in partnership with the National Women’s Law Center, has released “Gender Injustice: System-Level Juvenile Justice Reforms for Girls.” The report presents research and data showing that, in the last two decades, girls’ presence in the juvenile justice system has increased at all stages of the process....