The Equity Project
Ensuring fairness & respect for LGBT youth in juvenile delinquency courts
• The Equity Project is an initiative to ensure that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth in juvenile delinquency courts are treated with dignity, respect, and fairness. The Equity Project examines issues of sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression (SOGI/E) that impact youth during the entire delinquency process, ranging from arrest through post-disposition.
Core activities of the Equity Project:
- Gathering information from stakeholders about LGBT youth in juvenile delinquency courts
- Identifying obstacles to fair treatment
- Reporting findings
- Crafting recommendations for juvenile justice professionals