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    LGBT Girls Overrepresented in US Juvenile Justice System

    It’s one place they’d probably prefer to remain in the minority. Seven percent of American youth identify as LGBT, compared to 15 percent of incarcerated kids — but a whopping 40 percent of girls in juvie are queer, and 85 percent of them are girls of color. These young women are also overrepresented in the child welfare system, according to the National Council on Crime and Delinquency, whose experts hope their research will lead to greater sensitivity toward vulnerable teens who may need more than time in a cell.

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