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Improving Relations with LGBTQ+ Communities: A Guide for Law Enforcement

Service Providers
Anti-violence, Intimate Partner Violence, Sexual Violence
January 23, 2020
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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.

Download this resource directly from the National Resource Center for Reaching Victims where you can also find a text-accessible version of this document, as well.

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.