Improving Relations with LGBTQ+ Communities: A Guide for Law Enforcement
In partnership with the National Resource Center for Reaching Victims, FORGE created a set of resources for victim service providers and trans/LGBTQ+ communities on improving relationships between trans/LGBTQ+ survivors and law enforcement.
More and more law enforcement agencies are committed to better serving LGBTQ+ populations. This guide provides a brief history of LGBTQ+/law enforcement relations to help ground the practical guidance. Core content offers direct, actionable information for law enforcement staff on how to build stronger relations with LGBTQ+ communities. Content focuses on both internal departmental work, as well as external-facing community work. Links and examples encourage further exploration.