➡ From Child Welfare Information Gateway NJ:
US: Juvenile Detention Facilities Are A Special Kind Of Hell For Queer Youth
Logo – April 19, 2017
LGB youth who endure rape and abuse will carry those scars with them for the rest of their lives. And, when they get out, many find themselves in a foster care system or homeless-both environments where LGBT people are highly overrepresented, and where the patterns of victimization, trauma, and substance abuse are likely to be perpetuated.
Report: Disproportionality and Disparities Among Sexual Minority Youth in Custody: https://williamsinstitute.law.ucla.edu/research/safe-schools-and-youth/lgbtq-youth-disproportionately-incarcerated-in-the-u-s-juvenile-justice-system/