Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth in the juvenile justice system

Despite the fact that we have known for years the reality of homosexuality, bisexuality, and transsexuality, the right still has not taken into account these reality. The lack of information has long submitted the member of the LGBT community to illegal and abusive treatments in the frame of juvenile justice. Fortunately, even if the failure still exists in some jurisdictions, the wheel of changes is turning. This guide aims to help the professionals and give much information: on the key principles and terminology, on health and well-being of homosexuals, lesbians, bisexuals and transsexuals; it identifies the practices adopted in order to fight against abuses and propose other practices in the frame of detention.