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NYTAG provides culturally sensitive educational trainings to organizations, groups, and legislators/Policy makers throughout New York

New York Police Department (NYPD)

The New York Transgender Advocacy Group (NYTAG) educates the New York Police Department (NYPD) on Transgender & Gender Non-Conforming (TGNC) issues and how to best serve them. Our interactive curriculum includes case studies allowing participants to learn through real life examples of serving the TGNC community. This 4-module training is aimed at equipping the New York Police Department with the knowledge and tools they need to develop an effective relationship with the TGNC community. Each module confronts the use of language and discriminatory practice, the undoing of personal bias, and how to create better police interactions with the TGNC community. Using these approaches, we can better the trust and relationships between the TGNC community and the NYPD.

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Overall Objectives

  • Develop appropriate language to describe members of the TGNC community, their experiences, and their specific needs
  • Reflect on their personal and institutional biases that stigmatize members of the TGNC community and contribute to their criminalization
  • Recognize the use of discriminatory practices based on sexual orientation and gender identity and/or expression in law enforcement and how they contribute to violence against TGNC individuals
  • Implement best practices, including a commitment to equal and respectful treatment, that affirm the identities of TGNC-identified individuals when they interface with law enforcement

Moving Towards a Solution

Module 1

The Importance of Using Affirming Language

Module 3

Undoing Bias, Stigma, and Violence Against TGNC Communities

Module 2

Use of Discriminatory Practices Against TGNC Individuals in Law Enforcement

Module 4

Law Enforcement Best Practices for Interacting with TGNC Communities