ADVISORY: Disproportionate Criminalization of LGBT Youth
Contact: Christina DiPasquale
Washington, D.C. — On Friday, June 29, the Center for American Progress will host a conversation on the disproportionate criminalization of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender or LGBT youth—from harsh school sanctions that perpetuate a school-to-prison pipeline, to the bias and abuse they face within the juvenile justice system.
The discussion will explore why LGBT youth continue to experience high rates of bullying and harassment in schools, hostile treatment by school administrators and family and community rejection leaving them vulnerable and at risk of entering the juvenile justice system.
Dr. Angela Irvine, Director of Research, National Council on Crime and Delinquency
Aisha Moodie-Mills, Advisor, LGBT Policy & Racial Justice, Center for American Progress
Friday, June 29, 2012
10:00am – 11:30am
A light breakfast will be served at 9:30 AM.
Center for American Progress
1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor
Washington, DC 20005
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