The New York City Council's Committees on Juvenile Justice and Women's Issues held a joint hearing on June 17, 2014, on sexual and reproductive health care for young women in state custody. At the hearing, CHLP Staff Attorney and Teen SENSE Coordinator, Adrian Guzman, testified about how increasing young people's sexual health knowledge and ensuring access to sexual health services and programming are critical prevention strategies that can help stop sexual violence before it is perpetrated.
CHLP fights stigma and discrimination at the intersection of HIV, race, health status, disability, class, sexuality and gender identity and expression, with a focus on criminal and public health systems. As part of this work, we support movement building that amplifies the power of individuals and communities to mobilize for change rooted in racial, gender and economic justice. We do this through legal advocacy, high-impact policy initiatives, and creation of cross-issue partnerships, networks, and resources.