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Juvenile Justice - Girls

  • Gender & Trauma: Somatic Interventions for Girls in Juvenile Justice: Implications for Policy and Practice (2017)

    Gender-specific somatic interventions can be transformative for system-involved girls who have experienced trauma.

  • Safety at a Girls Secure Juvenile Justice Facility (2015)

    Serious juvenile delinquency is a significant and costly problem in the society.

  • Photo Essay: Life Inside a Juvenile Detention Center for Girls (2015)

    For the past eight years, photographer Richard Ross has been documenting juvenile detention centers across the country.

  • Girlhood Interrupted: The Erasure of Black Girls’ Childhood (2017)

    This groundbreaking study provides data for the first time revealing that adults surveyed view Black girls as less innocent and more adult-like tha

  • Stopping School Pushout for: Girls Involved in the Juvenile Justice System (2017)

    This report highlights the data on girls in the juvenile justice system and the trauma that often leads them there, examines the effect the juvenil

  • Bringing Gender-Responsive Principles into Practice Evidence from the Evaluation of the PACE Center for Girls (2017)

    This brief describes the principles of gender-responsive programs, summarizes the literature, and presents highlights of MDRC’s implementation stud

  • Helping Girls Get Back on Track: An Implementation Study of the PACE Center for Girls (2017)

    This report describes the implementation of PACE at the 14 centers that are participating in the evaluation.

  • Mi Hermana's Keeper Toolkit: Promising Practices for Juvenile Justice Prevention Programs Supporting Latina Youth (2017)

    The toolkit provides effective culturally responsive practices for prevention programs supporting Latina youth who are at risk of placement in juve

  • Black Girls Matter: Pushed Out, Overpoliced and Underprotected (2015)

    For girls, as with boys, the failure to receive a high school diploma often places individuals on a pathway to low-wage work, unemployment, and inc

  • Preventing Juvenile Justice Involvement for Young Women: An Introduction to an Evaluation of the PACE Center for Girls (2016)

    This brief describes an ongoing evaluation of PACE that will help policymakers and practitioners understand and strengthen the program’s effects fo

  • Breaking New Ground on the First Coast: Examining Girls' Pathways into the Juvenile Justice System (2015)

    The goal of this exploratory research was to hear from girls from the First Coast (Duval, Clay, Nassau, Baker, and St.

  • Project Kealahou: Improving Hawai‘i's System of Care for At-Risk Girls and Young Women through Gender-Responsive, Trauma-Informed Care (2014)

    Project Kealahou (PK) is a six-year, federally-funded program aimed at improving services and outcomes for Hawai‘i's female youth who are at risk f

  • Stanislaus County Girls Juvenile Justice Initiative Evaluation Report (2014)

    Together, the Prison Law Office and Stanislaus County developed the Girls Juvenile Justice Initiative (GJJI) in order to address the county’s lack