Monday, October 5, 2015

The Prominence and Plight Of Girls in the Juvenile Justice System

Despite decades of attention, the proportion of girls in the juvenile justice system has increased and their challenges have remained remarkably consistent, resulting in deeply rooted systemic gender injustice. The literature is clear that girls in the justice system have experienced abuse, violence, adversity, and deprivation across many of the domains of their lives—family, peers, intimate partners, and community.

More:  http://www.propublica.org/article/the-prominence-and-plight-of-girls-in-the-juvenile-justice-system

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