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Cover of Gender Injustice: System-Level Juvenile Justice Reforms for Girls

A new ground-breaking and comprehensive report on girls in the juvenile justice system underscores deeply rooted, systemic gender injustice. The report’s troubling findings confirm that despite progress in juvenile justice, girls are locked up and left behind because of the lack of intentional focus on girls.

Girls are now making up a larger share of the juvenile justice population at every stage of the process. The study shows that over the past two decades, girls share of the juvenile justice system from courts through incarceration saw sizeable increases: arrests increased 45%, court caseloads 40%, detentions jumped 40%, while post-adjudication placement rose by 42%.

 

Report: Gender Injustice: System-Level Juvenile Justice Reforms for Girls – Executive Summary 
               Gender Injustice: System-Level Juvenile Justice Reforms for Girls – Report

Resources: Gender Injustice: System-Level Juvenile Justice Reforms for Girls – Infographic

Gender Injustice: System-Level Juvenile Justice Reforms for Girls

Published On: September 24, 2015Associated Issues: Education & Title IXSchool Discipline & Dropout Prevention