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MA Commission on LGBTQ Youth Releases Annual Report


The Massachusetts Commission on LGBTQ Youth released its annual report and recommendations for FY2023. This report includes special analysis on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Safe Schools for LGBTQ Students program, and inclusive education policy. It also outlines detailed recommendations for state agencies including the Department of Children and Families, the Department of Youth Services, the Office of the Child Advocate, and other CLM partners.

Among key recommendations of interest to the CLM community are:

  • Thorough and accurate collection, reporting, and use of data on sexual orientation and gender identity ("SOGI data")
  • Utilizing foster care review and other supports for youth exiting state care without permanency to help end youth homelessness
  • Improving recruitment and training of LGBTQ-friendly foster and residential placements, and greater communication across agencies of these options
  • Promoting youth voice throughout the policymaking process

Download the full report here.


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