Conn. Trans Girl, 16, Placed in School for Delinquent Boys
BY Parker Marie Molloy
July 14 2014 12:20 PM ET
The 16-year-old transgender girl from Connecticut who spent nearly two months held in an adult correctional facility without being charged with a crime, has now been placed in a secure facility for delinquent boys, reports the Associated Press.
Last month, Connecticut Department of Children and Families Commissioner Joette Katz told the AP that Jane Doe — the 16-year-old who has not been charged with a crime but was 58 days into an indefinite stay at York Correctional Facility — was being removed from the adult correctional facility and placed in an undisclosed juvenile psychiatric facility. But yesterday, Doe was moved to Middletown, Conn.'s Juvenile Training School — a secure facility for delinquent boys.
According to DCF officials, while in the psychiatric facility, Doe assaulted a staff member and a fellow youth, and also destroyed DCF property on Saturday night, prompting the final determination of placement at the Juvenile Training School, stating that there is no other "suitable place" for her.
Doe's lawyer told the AP that DCF has already broken a number of promises regarding his client's placement, safety, and future prospects. Doe's attorney claims that DCF officials had assured him that Doe would receive adequate therapy, and that the agency would attempt to place her in a foster home.
Doe is being held in a separate room, away from the boys at JTS.