Windy City Media Group Frontpage News
Celebrating 30 Years of Gay Lesbian Bisexual and Trans News
home search facebook twitter join
Gay News Sponsor Windy City Times 2018-02-21
DOWNLOAD ISSUE
About WCMG Publications News Index  Entertainment Features Bars & Clubs Calendar Videos Advertisers OUT! Guide    Marriage

Sponsor
Sponsor

  WINDY CITY TIMES

New Nevada law: Child welfare, juvenile justice agencies must respect gender identity
From a press release
2017-04-11

facebook twitter google +1 reddit email


( Carson City, NV — April 11, 2017 ) — Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval today signed Assembly Bill 99, a bill that requires child welfare and juvenile justice agencies in Nevada to treat transgender children in their care in accordance with their gender identity. The law also requires child welfare agency and juvenile justice staff as well as foster parents to be trained on working with LGBTQ children. Under the law, the Nevada Division of Child and Family Services ( DCFS ) must establish a protocol for placing transgender youth in accordance with their identity and involve LGBTQ youth with experience in care in its development. In addition, the law establishes a grievance process for children who have problems with their treatment while in care.

Currey Cook, Lambda Legal Counsel and Director, Youth in Out-of-Home Care Project, who testified before the Senate Health and Human Services Committee in favor of the bill, issued the following statement:

"This bill will help ensure that LGBTQ youth in the Nevada child welfare system receive the care, support and respect they need and deserve. Study after study has shown children thrive when they are respected for who they are. This is especially true of children in foster care and juvenile justice settings and of critical importance for the well-being of transgender youth. AB 99 makes clear that LGBTQ youth in care must receive that respect, and that the adults who work in the system must have appropriate training and resources to affirm and support them.

"We are delighted that the Nevada legislature, with bipartisan support, has acted to protect and support LGBTQ children who come into the child welfare and juvenile justice system and are grateful to Governor Sandoval for signing this new law. Nevada joins a growing number of states across the country who appreciate the need to ensure that LGBTQ children receive the consideration they deserve when they are most vulnerable."

AB 99 was introduced in the Nevada General Assembly by primary sponsor Assemblymen Nelson Araujo in early February and passed out of the Nevada Senate with bipartisan support last week after unanimous testimony in favor of the bill, including testimony from LGBTQ youth with experience in Nevada foster care. Cook worked with local advocates to form a Nevada LGBTQ Youth in Out-of-Home Care Work Group last year and to assist its co-sponsors, the Children's Advocacy Alliance Nevada, the LGBT Center of Southern Nevada, and others to develop and advance this important legislation.

Read more about Lambda Legal's work with children in out-of-home care here: www.lambdalegal.org/issues/youth-in-out-of-home-care .


facebook twitter google +1 reddit email




Windy City Media Group does not approve or necessarily agree with the views posted below.
Please do not post letters to the editor here. Please also be civil in your dialogue.
If you need to be mean, just know that the longer you stay on this page, the more you help us.


  ARTICLES YOU MIGHT LIKE

Gay News

BOOKS Jane Mersky Leder gets 'Dead Serious' about ending teen suicide 2018-02-23 - When Jane Mersky Leder first published Dead Serious: Breaking the Cycle of Teen Suicide in the late '80s, the "cultural and social landscape ...


Gay News

Precious Minds project seeks to mentor youth 2018-02-21 - Precious Minds Mentoring Program is a program for young women, founded by a youth who has experienced her own struggles and who now ...


Gay News

NATIONAL Trans foster-child bill, Black queer artist, breast-feeding first 2018-02-20 - In California, transgender foster children would be guaranteed access to healthcare specific to their unique needs under a bill announced by San Diego ...


Gay News

Advocates: Transmission laws hinder HIV/AIDS prevention efforts 2018-02-20 - Laws that penalize intimate partner contact wherein one person has failed to inform the other that they are HIV-positive are viewed by many ...


Gay News

Point notes community college program to hold event 2018-02-20 - Point Foundation ( Point ) encourages LGBTQ community-college students who are planning to transfer to a four-year degree program to apply for its ...


Gay News

Point Foundation helps LGBTQ community college students, applications open soon 2018-02-16 - Students accepted into the program receive a financial award, transfer coaching, and academic planning guidance at the Point Community College Transfer Symposium in ...


Gay News

Bill introduced for school curriculum including LGBTQ history 2018-02-16 - SPRINGFIELD—Students in Illinois would learn about the significant historical events and contributions by LGBTQ people under the Inclusive Curriculum Bill introduced in the ...


Gay News

Lesbian teens will attend prom together, Lambda Legal encouraged by response 2018-02-15 - ( Anniston, AL, February 14, 2018 ) —Lambda Legal received a response from east Alabama's Calhoun County School District today that an Alexandria ...


Gay News

Trans women sue Illinois Department of Corrections 2018-02-14 - Six transgender women have sued the Illinois Department of Corrections over what they say are the gross inadequacies in the medical treatment provided ...


Gay News

August Wilson contest finals Feb. 26 2018-02-14 - Nine hundred high school students are expected to participate in the 2018 August Wilson Monologue Competition in Chicago, which includes in-school workshops and ...


 



Copyright © 2018 Windy City Media Group. All rights reserved.
Reprint by permission only. PDFs for back issues are downloadable from
our online archives. Single copies of back issues in print form are
available for $4 per issue, older than one month for $6 if available,
by check to the mailing address listed below.

Return postage must accompany all manuscripts, drawings, and
photographs submitted if they are to be returned, and no
responsibility may be assumed for unsolicited materials.
All rights to letters, art and photos sent to Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago
Gay and Lesbian News and Feature Publication) will be treated
as unconditionally assigned for publication purposes and as such,
subject to editing and comment. The opinions expressed by the
columnists, cartoonists, letter writers, and commentators are
their own and do not necessarily reflect the position of Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay,
Lesbian, Bisexual and Transegender News and Feature Publication).

The appearance of a name, image or photo of a person or group in
Nightspots (Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times
(a Chicago Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender News and Feature
Publication) does not indicate the sexual orientation of such
individuals or groups. While we encourage readers to support the
advertisers who make this newspaper possible, Nightspots (Chicago
GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay, Lesbian
News and Feature Publication) cannot accept responsibility for
any advertising claims or promotions.

 

 

 

TRENDINGBREAKINGPHOTOS

Sponsor
Sponsor
Sponsor


 



Sponsor

About WCMG Publications News Index  Entertainment Features Bars & Clubs Calendar Videos Advertisers OUT! Guide    Marriage


About WCMG      Contact Us      Online Front  Page      Windy City  Times      Nightspots      OUT! Guide     
Identity      BLACKlines      En La Vida      Archives      Subscriptions      Distribution      Windy City Queercast     
Queercast Archives      Advertising  Rates      Deadlines      Advanced Search     
Press  Releases      Event Photos      Join WCMG  Email List      Email Blast     
Upcoming Events      Todays Events      Ongoing Events      Post an Event      Bar Guide      Community Groups      In Memoriam      Outguide Categories      Outguide Advertisers      Search Outguide      Travel      Dining Out      Blogs      Spotlight  Video     
Classifieds      Real Estate      Place a  Classified     

Windy City Media Group produces Windy City Queercast, & publishes Windy City Times,
The Weekly Voice of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans Community,
Nightspots, Out! Resource Guide, and Identity.
5315 N. Clark St. #192, Chicago, IL 60640-2113 • PH (773) 871-7610 • FAX (773) 871-7609.