Youth Resources


Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Youth in the Juvenile Justice System
This comprehensive practice guide, written by NCLR Youth Project Director Shannan Wilber for the Annie E. Casey Foundation, provides juvenile justice agencies the tools to meet their obligation to ensure the safety and well-being of LGBT youth in their care. The guide covers a broad range of topics, including nondiscrimination policies, staff training, talking with LGBT youth about sexuality and gender, and making individualized classification and housing decisions. More

Schools In Transition: A Guide for Supporting Transgender Students in K-12 Schools
A first-of-its-kind publication for school administrations, teachers, and parents about how to provide safe and supportive environments for all transgender students, kindergarten through twelfth grade. More

Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Children in California Foster Care
The purpose of this brief is to support the efforts of California child welfare professionals to promote the safety, permanency, and well-being of transgender and gender nonconforming children in foster care. More

A Place of Respect: A Guide for Group Care Facilities Serving Transgender and Gender Non-conforming Youth
A pioneering new report authored by the National Center for Lesbian Rights and the Sylvia Rivera Law Project urges group care facilities … More

Child Welfare League of America (CWLA) Best Practice Guidelines: Serving LGBT Youth in Out-of-Home Care
This easy-to-use resource contains the first-ever set of comprehensive professional guidelines for how child welfare and juvenile justice professionals can … More

Guidelines for Managing Information Related to the Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Expression of Children in Child Welfare Settings – 2013
This groundbreaking new publication is a product of the Putting Pride into Practice Project, a project of Family Builders by … More

Hidden Injustice: LGBT Youth in Juvenile Courts
Hidden Injustice, published by the Equity Project, a collaboration of the National Center for Lesbian Rights, Legal Services for Children, and the National … More

National Recommended Best Practices for Serving LGBT Homeless Youth
LGBT youth are overrepresented in the homeless population and all too often experience discrimination and abuse when accessing homeless youth … More

SB 518 Fact Sheet: The California Juvenile Justice Safety and Protection Act
This bill provides a comprehensive bill of rights to protect youth in California juvenile justice facilities from discrimination and harassment … More