Juvenile Law Center

November 06, 2015

LGBTQ Youth in the Child Welfare System

posted by Juvenile Law Center

On Monday, November 9, Juvenile Law Center's Senior Attorney, Jennifer Pokempner, will give a presentation, entitled "How the child welfare system works (and doesn't) for LGBTQ youth," at a CLE training in Philadelphia. Click here for more information.

Young lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people face homelessness and incarceration at a disproportionate rate as compared with their heterosexual peers. Recently, HuffPost Live discussed what foster care agencies can do to meet the needs of queer youth.

 

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Tags:Child Welfare and Foster Care

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