Meredith Dank; Lilly Yu; Jennifer Yahner; Elizabeth Pelletier; Mitchyll Mora; Brendan Conner
Keywords: Child Welfare; Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children; Homeless Youth; Juvenile Justice; Youth Experiences
In 2011, researchers from the Urban Institute launched a three-year study of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer or questioning (LGBTQ) youth; young men who have sex with men (YMSM); and young women who have sex with women (YWSW) engaged in survival sex in New York City. In this report, Urban Institute focuses on the youths’ interactions with juvenile and criminal justice systems, in addition to the child welfare system, from the perspectives of both the youths and stakeholders involved in these systems. Locked In features data collected from youth respondents about their experiences of arrest and court involvement, in combination with in-depth interviews with 68 criminal justice, child welfare, and youth-serving professionals across 28 organizations.
File : pdf with 1.14 MB in sizeLocked In: Interactions with the Criminal Justice and Child Welfare Systems for LGBTQ Youth, YMSM, and YWSW Who Engage in Survival Sex