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.

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FYP Podcast Appearances

Lawyers in the Making Podcast

This episode of “Lawyers in the Making” profiles UJC’s Amy Leipziger, Director of the Free to Be Youth Project. Amy is a City University Of New York School of Law Graduate and currently works as the Project Director for the Free to be Youth Project at the Urban Justice Center. Embark on an inspirational journey with Amy as she shares her path to law school and the legal profession in our latest podcast episode.

LGBT Bar NY Podcast

Finding a Healthcare Haven when Home is Dangerous: Minor Consent to Care (featuring FYP Director, Amy Leipziger)

Tune in to a conversation with Shain Filcher (they/he/she), Executive Director of the LGBT Bar of NY, Amy Leipziger (she/her), Director of the Free to Be Youth Project, Morgan Torre (she/they), Community Outreach Associate of the Free to Be Youth Project, and Maje Zenith Louverture (she/her), Free to Be Youth Client and Youth Advocate, about the impact of NYS extending the right to consent to healthcare to minors defined as homeless youth and/or participating in a Runaway Homeless Youth (RHY) program.
LGBT Bar NY Podcast

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.


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