Locked Up & Out: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Youth in Louisiana’s Juvenile Justice System

This report discusses how LGBT youth are disproportionately affected by the juvenile justices system and more likely to be funneled into the deep end of the system. It addresses the particular challenges that they face once there, and the lack of resources available to meet their specific needs. Most importantly, the report looks at the policy, administrative, and programming solutions that can be employed in order to ensure a safe environment for the most vulnerable in the state’s care.