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Change Would Reduce Federal Data on Crimes Against LGBT Teenagers

The U.S. Justice Department has proposed changing an ongoing federal crime study to bar questions about sexuality for minors.

The Justice Department asked the Office of Management and Budget to revise the National Crime Victimization Survey to raise the minimum age at which participants would be asked questions about their gender identity and sexual orientation to 18, "due to concerns about the potential sensitivity of these questions for adolescents," according to an April Federal Register notice on the change.

http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/inside-school-research/2018/05/change_would_limit_data_crimes_against_LGBT_teenagers.html

 

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