Acting DA Gonzalez announces LGBTQ initiative during Pride Month celebration
Brooklyn’s Acting District Attorney Eric Gonzalez announced an LGBTQ Initiative during a Pride Month celebration where four were honored at Brooklyn Law School on Tuesday afternoon.
The initiative is aimed at better serving the LGBTQ community in Brooklyn by providing assistant district attorneys with training to ensure they are culturally equipped to handle LGBTQ-specific crime victims. It will also include outreach to the community so LGBTQ members feel safe reporting crimes to the district attorney’s office.
“As prosecutors charged with keeping the community safe, it is important that we establish a safe space for the LGBTQ community to report when they are victims of crime, especially since crimes against this community have historically been underreported and violence against transgender women of color continues to rise,” Gonzalez said.