The Consensus Statement invites state policymakers to collaborate with the coalition in developing policy and practice that ensures youth in their care and custody receive sound, inclusive sexual health care, consistent with prevailing medical standards and legal and ethical obligations. The statement calls for additional training for residents and staff in youth congregate care and detention settings that is inclusive of youth of all sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions as a predicate to ending institutional violence.
On October 4, the Center for HIV Law and Policy, Harm Reduction Coalition, and the National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable hosted a webinar providing an overview of the relationship between criminalization, viral hepatitis, and harm reduction. The webinar recording and slides are now archived below.
Marking the one-year anniversary of the launch of the Consensus Statement on HIV “Treatment as Prevention” in Criminal Law Reform, advocates affirmed their commitment to an HIV criminal law reform movement that is grounded in racial justice and leaves no one behind.
The Center for HIV Law and Policy (CHLP), the Harm Reduction Coalition (HRC), and the National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable (NVHR) today released “Punishment is Not a Public Health Strategy: The Criminalization of Viral Hepatitis in the United States” – a fact sheet on viral hepatitis criminalization laws throughout the country.
On November 1, CHLP, Harm Reduction Coalition, and the National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable are convening of advocates working on harm reduction, syringe access, viral hepatitis and HIV criminal justice in Louisville, Kentucky.