Be sure to mark your calendars for the NIC Broadcast, LGBTI Populations–Their Safety, Your Responsibility, on November 7th.
Correctional agencies face many challenges surrounding the safe management of the populations they house and supervise. Due in part to changes in federal and state laws and the outcome of successful offender litigation, care and management of the LGBTI population has been identified as an emerging correctional issue that deserves special attention. While gender non-conforming offenders have always been present in facilities and on caseloads, we now have the opportunity to share information about this issue with a broader number of stakeholders and identify responsible and safe practices that are respectful of differences and reduce agencies’ susceptibility to liability and litigation.
This broadcast is meant to inform and increase awareness of strategies for developing policies and procedures for LGBTI populations. The broadcast will highlight promising practices by providing resources and examples of agencies who are responding to the needs of the LGBTI population in their setting. During this national discussion sponsored and broadcast by the National Institute of Corrections, presenters will:
When: November 7, 2012, 12 noon to 3 p.m. ET
Register online by: November 7, 2012
For additional information see attached flyer and NIC's LGBTI Topic page.
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