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Improving Law Enforcement Responses to Adolescent Girls

"The purpose of this resource is to improve outcomes when interacting with adolescent girls by providing some reasons why girls often behave differently from boys, and tips on how to approach situations involving girls in a way that will lead to the best possible outcome for them and ensure public safety" (p. 1). Sections discuss: the reasons for focusing on girls; how this resource will help you; importance for law enforcement; alternatives to arrest and detention'the benefits for girls; four things you need to know about adolescent girls; ten tips on how to respond effectively to situations involving adolescent girls; continuum of girls' gang involvement; and alternatives to arrest'police-community collaboration.