May 11

CCLP Opposes DOJ’s Proposed Elimination of Questions on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in National Crime Victimization Survey

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Today, the Center for Children’s Law and Policy submitted comments to the Bureau of Justice Statistics at the U.S. Department of Justice opposing the agency’s proposal to rescind questions in the National Crime Victimization Survey that allow youth to identify their sexual orientation and gender identity. As CCLP notes in its comment, “these questions are vital to obtaining an accurate national picture of victimization of LGBT youth. This information is critical to ensuring that every LGBT youth is afforded the same protections, services, and respect that other youth across the country receive.” You can read more about the proposed change and learn how to submit comments here: https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/justice-department-wants-remove-questions-lgbtq-teens-crime-survey-n865361.