The Crime Victims Legal Network Presents:
“LGBTQ Victimization and Barriers to Assistance”
DESCRIPTION: LGBTQ people face a heightened risk of violence compared to non-LGBTQ populations. Studies have shown a heightened risk of violence among lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) populations. Studies have also shown that transgender and gender non-conforming (TGNC) people, especially transgender women of color, face significantly higher rates of violence, homelessness and poverty. In 2020, at least 33 TGNC people have been killed by violent means in the US, as reported by the Human Rights Campaign, which makes it the deadliest year on record for transgender people.
This webinar will review key research findings attorneys and advocates should know and highlight the barriers to assistance that LGB and TGNC survivors face, as well as highlight protections that survivors in New York may be able to access.
CLE: Empire Justice Center has been certified by the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board as an Accredited Provider of continuing legal education in the State of New York. This program has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the Continuing Legal Education Board for a maximum of 1 CLE credit hours, of which 1 can be applied towards the Professional Practice credit requirement. This course is both transitional and non-transitional and is appropriate for both new and experienced attorneys.
PRESENTER: Lettie Dickerson, Staff Attorney with Empire Justice Center’s Civil Rights/LGBTQ Rights Practice Group
DATE: Thursday, November 19, 2020
TIME: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm (EASTERN TIME)
REGISTER HERE for the November 19th webinar!
LIMIT: 100 participants/session
The Crime Victims Legal Network is partnership of organizations working to connect victims of crime with civil legal information, resource, and assistance. We developed our online resource, NY Crime Victims Legal Help, to make it easier for crime victims to get the help they need.