When I first heard of this case, my thoughts go to protect children first.
Not just the transgender child, but all, the seven girls, [some of who are victims of abuse, one of which is pregnant].
I was really glad to get a copy of the court document that can present the actual facts. The judge did their best. As someone with Aspergers, for me, it is important to find the actual facts of a situation. The inconsistencies in the story are more bothersome then the people promoting this as a poster youth for gender inequality used against women with gender protections..
The same gender protections that protect JD, protect the girls from JD’s violence, and BTW, that is the whole point as to why this place is separate female place, these girls were abused and need to be shielded from violent people.
The Youth was in a girls facility, Meadowbrook Academy, but attacked the female children and the female staff, and was moved for the safety of the female students.
Because there is more than one child’s’ future at stake, and not every child in this situation wants to flush their future down the toilet, those children must be protected. The process is partially explained to justify the judges decision. There is alot of trans-comforting and validation throughout this document, so you can’t really say the trans gender part was not being honored.
One of the first things I noticed was that, on the very first page of the court document begins testimony of how violent this youth is, despite being offered constant catering and help.
On page 2:
In the first paragraph,
The youth [I will refer to as 'JD']is being transferred to a facility for male offenders.[ Manson youth institute for young male offenders tried as adults], which is run by the Department of corrections.
JD is no stranger to trouble if child family services has to contact the department of corrections, but these are the steps they took to protect JD from getting a felony arrest record because alot of people are catering to JD already to prevent that.
Caring for children is no easy job, and especially women don’t like to see children try so hard and mess up over and over. Now when he turns 18, they will not be there to clean up anymore, so you really respect the efforts they put into it. If JD can’t control anger & violence at 18, he will not be able to sue child services for not coming to the rescue to keep him out of jail. IMHO, you cant let a child’s sexual wants come first. It distracts them from addressing problems like depression and the underlying cause to the violent attacks.
Another thing that bothers me is that there are claims that JD is there not on any charges. This is not the case. He was taken to court for assaulting a police officer and given an 18 month sentence at DCF. The placements in various homes is an attempt to help an extremely violent large 180lb male child that is as large as a fully grown adult male and violent.
JD has an extensive record with child services already that proves a violent risk:
At nine years old, first housed at Boys & Girls’ Village, then Yale New Haven hospital[violent episode, police were called], then back to Boys & girls Village.
JD was then placed at Riverview hospital Connecticut Children’s place, Bridgeport Detention, and then, most recent- at Meadowbrook Academy[violent episodes] and transferred to Conn. Juvenile Training school .
During this lengthy history, demonstrated assaultive behaviour.
Here is the thing, the Director of Conn. Juvenile Training school testified that 11 times, police were called due to incidents with JD. These incidents occurred at 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, & 16. This youth is described as Assaultive [violent] and threatening.
So, the youth has moved around quite alot, -mostly because of physically violent attacks on others, mostly on females he targets. A police officer filed a complaint against one of his violent attacks and he was ordered into court and serving a sentence. Child services does not have facilities for violent offenders. Youths care falls under the Department of corrections that deals with violent offenders, and no, women that care for children should have protection in their job and not be victims of male violence.
This youth is more severe[violent] than other residents, this is not a small petite child. . JD often targets female staff members and has a thing about smearing feces. This makes JD not the typical child in DCF. It is sad to lose a child to mental illness. Sorry, but shit-play is a sign of a mental illness, anyone with ASD can tell you that..
The testimony goes on to state that the incidents became worse and more violent the larger he got.. They made a point to mention the targeting [of females] twice on this legal document.
No charges? Yes there were charges; 18 months for a violent attack on a police officer.
Nov 21, 2013, JD pleaded guilty to an assault on an officer and was sentenced to 18 months at DCF[Department of children & families, but was transferred to Meadowbrook ‘Girls’ Dormitory’.
So, he assaults an officer and sentenced to 18 months at a DCF, he transfers to a girls dorm at meadowbrook. He was already housed with females there. It did not work out. He could not resist physically attacking females and he was removed. He earned his ticket to Manson for being a violent male.
Testimony of what happened during the two month placement at meadowbrook among girls included multiple assaults and targeting of female staff members, spitting, pulling hair, attacked a girl in the dorm, and then in a separate incident, targeted a staff member and was discharged into Conn. Juvenile training school.
The meadowridge staff member that reached out to him, was on good terms with JD, And spoke about trying to get through to him
The meadowridge staff member that reached out to him, took him on outings and really cares about children. She was a female that tried to help,
but -despite that, The incident that got him kicked out of the girl’s dorm- he subjected her to a beating that nearly blinded her.
JD was making threats to cut or punch the two staff members [one, his friend-at the girl's dorm] He attacked one of the female guards. While this 180 lb man-sized youth was beating a female. The staff member, who had taken him on outings, tried to break up the fight.
This security guard is 130 lbs woman that is more use to dealing with children, but not many 180lb violent man-sized children.
In typical violent-male pattern violence, he attacks and beats the woman that was his ‘good friend’ as a punishment for trying to break up the fight.
It is really clear that he is disturbed by women and he needs to be kept away from females for safety reasons and it is not the ‘trans’ that is the primary issue, it is the violence directed at females.
DCF transferred him to Manson youth [Department of corrections] for young male offenders over 14.
At CJTS, JD was kept in an 18 bed unit by himself, two staff members around the clock citing that he had fear of the general population of boys.
Staff at CJTS tried to provide educational and recreational activities, at first JD was resistant to receiving help, but accepted individualized instruction.
At one point in CJTS, another young male was moved into the 18 bed housing unit with a broken jaw to recover and there were no incidents. The guy with the broken jaw did not try to assault the 180 youth while they were housed together.
Transfer is used in the case where a person becomes a danger to others or hurts themselves.
They go on to basically say he was getting more violent and becoming more of a danger to other children and small female staff members.
It is hard to house a violent non-co operative person. Their decision has more to do with violent temper.
DCF maintains a supervisory role in any children transferred to DOC, the best interest of this youth is well looked after, despite his violent explosions into attacking females. This privilege runs out soon. At 18 years old, DCF steps out of the picture and the youth is transferred to the custody of DOC.
The director at CJTS testifies that this is the most dangerous resident they have ever had at CJTS.
Again, it is mentioned this person targets female staff members for physical assaults, and spread feces on himself and continues to do so until he is separated from the other residents.
Seemed to have a false sense of everyone disrespecting him, especially women and would be spurred to attack.
several attacks lead up to him being sent to Manson, no one did it to other him because hes trans…
JD would start unprovoked attacks and was unpredictable.
JD is trying multi strategies to get out of serving his sentence at Manson
The assault cemented the JD’s violent resident status was committed out of state. They decided to not press charges. This person should have been housed at DOC, not meadowbrook
They really wanted to keep the youth at Child services, but JD was so violent, the department of corrections is needed because of assaults on females he demands to be housed with.
It was decided that JD could get better education was offered through DOC[department of corrections. JD was much too violent and a dangerous to continue at CJTS or or any programs run by DCF. Those bridges were already burned. Solnit is Not suitable. At this point, the court justified using biological sex as placement.
DOC take many things into account, including the trans status.
State Non-discriminitory practices and
state statute to protect from prison rape, the detection, prevention, reduction and punishment for prison rape. A nice page of validation to the 180 lb youth afraid of being raped if put among boys his age- however teen females run from 90lbs to 135 and are targeted everywhere, not just locked up. But while they are in the care of the state, DCF is responsible for their safety.
They are not just thinking of this law applying to JD in the men’s spaces, but the females he requested to be housed with and how much of a danger he is to other females.
After it is explained why the females need to be safe as well, a lot more trans validation to make everyone not feel offended is offered on this page. Yep sorry, you are not allowed to beat females, even if you are slap on the wrist incarcerated for violence.
Other things the Judge considered, like size- JD being 5’8 and 180 lbs.
JD is not the only one at risk of sexual assault, his biology and being violent toward females makes him a risk for being housed with females. His violence escalated when he was housed with females at meadowbrook , he is huge and the size of an adult man and targets females for violence. Sexual assault/rape is a crime of violence. The size of a victim matters, smaller people, like adolescent females- are more at risk for sexual assault from larger aggressive males.
If a 5’8″ 180 lb man is afraid of being housed with other men, there is an option to segregate him. After meadowbrook, there is no way they will put him in a place for at risk ‘girls’. There will have to be a solution for such cases, because you can’t fill up women’s prison’s with born males that are gay and transgender, 10% of the population is gay, a gay-trans wing needs to be put in men’s prisons to protect inmates from rape from other males.
DCF trys to find the best place for the child, regardless of gender. Because of the violence, JD is at Mansons, and sadly, Mansons separates intakes by gender[violence level is different for bio males and bio females].
Again, they justify JD’s placement in Manson for targeted violence on females, even when he was placed with females, JD became more violent.
Although the youth requests to go to the girls facility, that facility is to protect females from violence such as displayed by the youth. As a matter of fact, DCF does not house ultra violent youths, the Dept of Corrections does. That is how JD ended up there.
It was the violence that prevented the transyouth from being kept in the female space. You can’t expect DCF to sacrifice one female child after another into this person’s violent problem of wanting females to torment..
My compliments to the Judge that had to be the one to put their foot down and get him help before it is too late.