Quick Exit / Salida Rapida
Quick Exit / Salida Rapida


Download our Know Your Rights materials, city council testimony, white papers, and Voices for Justice, an oral history with LGBTQ youth who have survived the juvenile justice system.

Download our Know Your Rights training materials, our white papers, and our city hall testimony on behalf of LGBTQ+ youth.

Listen to Voices for Justice

The juvenile justice system is designed to be a rehabilitative environment for vulnerable young people. But while the juvenile justice system often fails to live up to this ideal, its failure is particularly pronounced with regard to LGBTQ+ youth. LGBTQ+ youth frequently leave juvenile detention more traumatized and harmed than they were when they went in. Sexual abuse and harassment, physical violence, and verbal abuse can be a daily reality for LGBT young people in juvenile detention.

The voices of these youth are not often heard. We hope you are moved and compelled by the courage of these remarkable young people. FYP (then The Peter Cicchino Youth Project) conducted interviews of young people who had been confined in state facilities.


We welcome your questions and comments

Main Office

40 Rector Street, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10006

Telephone: 877-716-1446

Email: fyp@urbanjustice.org


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