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Detention Alternative Programs Struggle to Help Girls Stay Safe without Incarceration (2018)

Miller, Elizabeth

New Mexico In Depth 2-26-2018

“Without realizing it, we treat girls differently because of our desire to keep girls ‘safe’” … In the interest of protecting girls from potentially volatile home situations or reducing possible exposure to violence or sexual abuse—and many have a history of forced sexual contact—the county’s report found they were sending these girls to the detention center.”

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