Through a cooperative agreement between BJA and Impact Justice

PREA Standards and Policy Development Guidelines for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Youth in Custody

Date / Time
Presenter (s)
Professor Brenda V. Smith, Director, The Project on Addressing Prison Rape
Dr. Robert Bidwell, Director of Adolescent Medicine
John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawai`i

Content of the Webinar:
This webinar focuses on the national PREA Standards and general policies juvenile agencies need to have in place to ensure the safety and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth in custodial settings.  During the webinar, Prof. Smith will: (1) review the evolving terms and definitions staff need to understand; (2) identify the specific risks for LGBT youth in custody; (3) discuss the national PREA Standards applicable to LGBT youth; (4) discuss important elements of the law as it relates to safety, security and needs of LGBT youth; and lastly (5) identify elements of legally sound and effective policy and practice.