Online Library Agenda

STEP IN: When LGBTQ Youth are Victims of Crime


By the end of this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Use appropriate language to talk with and about LGBTQ youth and young adults  
  • Understand the similarities and differences between LGBQ youth, and youth who are transgender and gender non-conforming, and how those communities overlap  
  • Describe the criminalization of queer youth including  
    • queer youth school to prison pipeline  
    • queer youth and sex work/sex trafficking  
    • queer youth in detention and foster care  
    • adaptive community and political strategies queer youth use to seize power  
  • Identify LGBTQ youth and young adults in situations that place them at risk for violence or becoming victims of crime  
  • Recognize the signs of human trafficking involving LGBTQ youth and young adults  
  • Plan and engage in appropriate, trauma-informed social service and criminal justice interventions for LGBTQ youth and young adult who have been victims of crime  
  • Reveal your own blind spots and unconscious biases that arise when working with LGBTQ youth and young adults  
  • Return to your agency with specific action steps to create a competent environment that engages and supports LGBTQ youth and young adults as allies 


Prework: Please do this before the workshop

Everyone: Complete the Implicit Bias Test for Sexuality . The test is online at You will see a variety of tests you can take. Choose the one that says "Sexuality"

If you work in specific fields:  

Everyone: Bring your smartphone, tablet or laptop to both days of the workshop, so that you can participate in online workshop activities. 


Participants and Presenters


Day 1 


Day 2 

School to Prison Pipeline for LGBTQ Youth  

Survival Sex and Commercial Sexual Exploitation of LGBTQ Youth 

What are LGBTQ Youth “at risk” for? What makes them a vulnerable population?  

Commercial Sexual exploitation

Trauma Informed Interventions: Special Considerations for LGBT Youth 

Implicit Bias