Policy Review and Development Guide: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex Persons in Custodial Settings, 2nd Edition is the work product of many organizations and individuals concerned about preventing and addressing the abuse of LGBTI adults and youth in custody. It addresses rapidly developing areas of practice and law in the United States. This 2nd Edition publication date is August 30, 2014.

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Core Principles for Understanding LGBTI Individuals in Custody

This policy guide was prepared under cooperative agreement 10PEI36GKE7 and revised under cooperative agreement 13CS17GKN9 from the National Institute of Corrections, U.S. Department of Justice, and Smith Consulting. Points of view or opinions stated in this document are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official opinion or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.

In the first edition of this guide, we aimed to reach out to correctional agencies in order to help them identify, address, and respond to abuse of LGBTI individuals through agency policies and procedures. We hoped to deepen the dialogue between staff and administrators as well as community leaders and criminal justice advocates about strategies to eliminate abuse of LGBTI individuals in custody. The second edition of this guide provides updated key information to correctional agencies about PREA’s impact on agency practice as it relates to LGBTI individuals in custody.

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