LGBTQ Advisory Board

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Focus Areas

Hate Crimes targeting Sexual Orientation

Violence Prevention within the LGBTQ Community
Transgender Advocacy


The goal of the LGBTQ Advisory Board is to promote the health and safety of the community through partnerships with community organizations, law enforcement, and other city agencies. This group will continue to work with our office to explore ways we can increase awareness and sensitivity to prevent targeted hate crimes and violence.  

Jointly, the board and the office have worked to incorporate LGBTQ sensitive language on the In Home Support Service website to better help LGBTQ Elders navigate the site's services. Also, the group arranged for LGBTQ specific training for anti-truancy service providers. Additionally, our Victim Services Division conducted internal training on LGBTQ appropriate elder abuse and youth-related services. Finally, the group worked with community partners to address other crime prevention efforts.