Kandra Clark appointed to the Task Force on Issues Faced by TGNCBI People in Custody

 
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New York – On October 1st, the Board of Correction (BOC), the independent oversight agency for the New York City jail system, announced the creation of its Task Force on Issues Faced by Transgender, Gender Non-Conforming, Non-Binary, and/or Intersex People in Custody, and appointed Kandra Clark to join the Task Force.

The TGNCBI consists of leading experts, including experts by lived experience, from City government and the community. Task force members will explore and make recommendations on a spectrum of issues, including medical and mental health treatment in jail and continuity of care upon release; culture change opportunities such as training and gender-affirming practices; targeted programming and resources for TGNCBI people in jail; and the Department of Correction (DOC)’s intake and housing process.

ETC’s Kandra Clark, commented on her appointment to the Task Force, as a representative of Exodus, “Exodus Transitional Community looks forward to working collectively with leaders across NYC to transform the culture, programming, healthcare, intake and housing for TGNCBI people in jail. We are at a critical turning-point in history, where we have an opportunity to overhaul our broken systems and replace them with community, healing and love. As human beings, we must take care of each other. It is an honor to be a member of this task force, where we will be able to create and implement meaningful solutions by working together and learning from one other.”

Julio Medina