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The Overrepresentation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Questioning, Gender Nonconforming and Transgender Youth Within the Child Welfare to Juvenile Justice Crossover Population (2016)

This study surveyed youth in seven juvenile detention facilities. Results show that lesbian, gay, bisexual, questioning (LGBQ) or gender nonconforming and transgender (GNCT) youth in the juvenile justice system are at least three times more likely to have been removed from their home than straight and gender conforming youth and at least five times more likely to be placed in a group or foster home compared with straight and gender conforming youth (p. 245).

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