Department of Children and Families

Lawsuit filed for detained trans girl treated 'as a boy' by CT child welfare

Lawyers for a transgender 16-year-old girl, known in court documents only as Jane Doe, are suing Connecticut's Department of Children and Families and prison officials, alleging that Doe's traumatizing isolation in solitary confinement throughout this year violates her constitutional rights.

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July 18, 2014

UPDATE: Jane Doe moved to male facility

GLAAD has been following the story of Jane Doe, a 16-year-old transgender girl of color, and we are dismayed to report that Doe has been moved to Connecticut's Juvenile Training School (JTS), the state's only secure facility for delinquent boys.

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Trans teen to be moved to "treatment center for youths," says Conn. DCF

The Connecticut Department of Children and Families (DCF) Commissioner Joette Katz said today that the transgender teen girl known as Jane Doe, who has been held in an adult prison for nearly 2 months without criminal charges against her, will be admitted to a treatment center for youth in Massachusetts.

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TAKE ACTION: 50 days of prison is not #JusticeForJane

A transgender 16-year-old girl, Jane Doe, has now been held in solitary confinement at an adult prison facility for 50 days, without criminal charges against her.

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Lawyer says jailed Conn. transgender teen 'deteriorating' despite move within prison

Aaron J. Romano, an attorney for the transgender teenage girl imprisoned in Connecticut, says that the girl's situation has not improved following her move to a different area of the adult prison, according to The New Haven Register.

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