Rebecca Epstein, Jamilia J. Blake, Thalia Gonzalez, 2017
National Women's Law Center, 2017
Millenky, Megan, and Caroline Mage, 2016
This brief describes an ongoing evaluation of PACE that will help policymakers and practitioners understand and strengthen the program’s effects for at-risk girls on a range of outcomes, including education, delinquency, risky behavior, social support, and mental health. More broadly, the study will inform the national dialogue about how to better serve such girls.
Lydia, Vanessa Patino, and Aubrey Moore, 2015
The goal of this exploratory research was to hear from girls from the First Coast (Duval, Clay, Nassau, Baker, and St. Johns counties) who are in juvenile residential commitment programs in Florida, to better understand their common pathways into the system, their experiences with services, and their recommendations for improving the response to girls.
Davis, Antoinette, Andrea Gentile, and Caroline Glesmann, 2015
This bulletin focuses on the population of girls under age 18 who are confined to adult facilities in the United States. It provides a summary of current research, incorporates the voices of practitioners, and offers recommendations for improving conditions and outcomes for girls who are sentenced to adult facilities.
Document ID: 031370
Sherman, Francine T., and Annie Balck, 2015
To facilitate developmental juvenile justice system reform for girls, this report will: (1) Map girls' current paths into and through the juvenile justice system; (2) Describe the social contexts driving girls' behavior and involvement in the juvenile justice system; and (3) Detail recommendations for an alternative, developmental approach to redesign juvenile justice systems to address harmful social contexts and girls' resulting behaviors, rather than penalize and punish girls for challenges beyond their control.
Crenshaw, Kimberle Williams with Priscilla Ocen and Jyoti Nanda. African American Policy Forum (AAPF), Center for Intersectionality and Social Policy Studies (CISPS), 2015
"This is by far the best resource for information regarding the plight of Black girls in the juvenile justice system."
Document ID: 029746
Saar, Malika Saada, et al., 2015
The purpose of this report is to define and describe the sexual abuse to prison pipeline, reveal its underlying causes, and provide guidance to policymakers for reforms that would help shut it down forever. The report also maps out key points in the pipeline--the detention of girls who are victims of sex trafficking; the criminalization of girls who run away from home or become truant; and those who cross from the child welfare system into juvenile justice--to create an understanding of the ways that girls, especially girls of color, are unfairly punished after their experiences of sexual and physical abuse.
Document ID: 031215
Kerig, Patricia K. and Julian D. Ford. National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN), Juvenile Justice Consortium, 2014.
Document ID: 029839
Suarez, Edward, David S. Jackson, Lesley A. Slavin, M Stanton Michels, and Kathleen M. McGeehan, 2014
Sheahan, Frances. Penal Reform International (PRI), Interacgency Panel on Juvenile Justice (IPJJ), 2014
"You need to read this document if you work with justice-involved girls. It explains the serious problems faced with girls in the criminal justice system and suggests ways to address these challenges and meet these girls' critical needs."
Document ID: 028256
Glesmann, Caroline, and Angela Irvine, 2014
Together, the Prison Law Office and Stanislaus County developed the Girls Juvenile Justice Initiative (GJJI) in order to address the county’s lack of gender-responsive resources for justice-involved girls.