Lambda Legal has launched a nationwide survey that aims to examine the experiences that people who are LGBT and people living with HIV have had with law enforcement, prisons, courts, and schools.
“From schools, to courts, to prisons, many law enforcement officials and agencies continue to abuse the power of the police and the criminal justice system to target LGBT and HIV-positive people,” said Holiday Simmons, National Community Educator at Lambda Legal. “Because there often is no one monitoring the police when LGBT and HIV-positive people are the victims, this survey will provide critical information for our entire community and help shape Lambda Legal’s work to hold government officials accountable.”
Protected and Served?: Survey of LGBT/HIV Contact with Police, Courts, Prisons, and Schools will survey individuals and organizations to learn about the experiences and interactions with law enforcement faced by people who are LGBT and people living with HIV. Specifically, the survey will examine the experiences of LGBT people and people with HIV in areas including: police harassment, profiling and mistreatment; police failure to protect and serve; misconduct in prisons, parole systems and courts; school discipline and other school-to-prison pipeline issues.
Read more and take the survey here.
Source: Lambda Legal