Transgender, gender nonconforming, and intersex (TGNCI) youth face pervasive stigma and discrimination, and experience disproportionately high rates of psychological distress, homelessness, and sexual abuse. Growing awareness among youth justice professionals of the unique needs and vulnerabilities of TGNCI youth has created an increased demand for professional guidance.
This model policy from the National PREA Resource Center is a practical tool designed to specifically address operational practices that promote the safety, dignity, and well-being of TGNCI youth in confinement facilities. Although many of the provisions apply to all youth, the policy was created to address the unique needs and vulnerabilities of TGNCI youth. The model policy is designed for broad application in a wide range of confinement facilities (e.g., detention facilities, residential treatment centers, and shelter homes).