Model Policies

Resources to Build Model Policies

In Your State Map

LAMBDA Legal, the Center for the Study of Social Policy, and Children’s Rights partnered to create a map which documents LGBTQ+ policies and rights in each state. Visit the map to learn more about your state’s policies on discrimination, workplace, public accommodations, and marriage and relationships.

Safe Havens: Closing the Gap Between Recommend Practice & Reality for Transgender & Gender-Expansive Youth in Out-of-Home Care

This report offers the first comprehensive analysis of the troubling lack of explicit laws and policies in most states to protect transgender, gender-expansive and gender non-conforming (TGNC) youth in the child welfare, juvenile justice, and runaway and homeless youth systems (“out-of-home care systems”). The report is co-authored by Lambda Legal, Children’s Rights and the Center for the Study of Social Policy.

Model Policy: Transgender, Gender Nonforming & Intersex Youth in Confinement Facilities

The National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) developed a model policy for confinement facilities that house transgender, gender nonconforming and intersex (TGNCI) youth – a population that experiences high rates of mistreatment and victimization in secure settings. NCLR and the Center for Children’s Law and Policy collaborated with a diverse group of youth justice stakeholders, including advocates for TGNCI youth, formerly incarcerated young people, facility personnel, and youth justice practitioners from across the country. Together, they produced critical guidance to youth justice agencies about how to meet the unique needs of these vulnerable youth, and to ensure their health and well-being while they are confined.

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