Stigma and discrimination, unsafe schools and discriminatory policing drive lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer youth into the justice system where they are overrepresented and subject to unfair treatment and abuse, says a new report.
I was 15 and already convicted. Shepherded by probation officers up and down the halls at Central prior to any official sentencing, I was guilty before proven innocent — until the IOW program came along.
Let’s talk about race.
The mention of race stirs emotions that are usually not expressed for fear of the response.