Juvenile Justice Highlights

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Assuring the Future of Developmental Reform in Juvenile Justice Recommendations of the Fourth Wave Forecasting Project

The mid-1990s saw the beginning of resistance to the punitive reform in juvenile justice that had gripped the nation for about ten years. A new perspective on juvenile justice arose, acknowledging that adolescents needed a different response to their offending than for adults. The reform proposed that a developmental approach, consistent with adolescents’ relative immaturity, would offer better prospects for youth and public safety. During the ensuing twenty years, this developmental reform took hold nationwide and began changing the face of juvenile justice.

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Girlhood Interrupted: The Erasure of Black Girls’ Childhood

This groundbreaking study by the Georgetown Law Center on Poverty and Inequality provides—for the first time—data showing that adults view Black girls as less innocent and more adult-like than their white peers, especially in the age range of 5–14.

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GENDER & TRAUMA
Somatic Interventions for Girls in Juvenile Justice:
Implications for Policy and Practice

The Georgetown Law Center on Poverty and Inequality
works with policymakers, researchers, practitioners, and advocates
across the country to develop effective policies and practices
that alleviate poverty and inequality in the United States.
Our Project on Marginalized Girls produces original research
and program and policy recommendations aimed at helping
improve health and education outcomes for low-income girls
and girls of color

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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Questioning, and/or Gender Nonconforming and Transgender
Girls and Boys in the California Juvenile Justice System: A Practice Guide!

Impact Justice and the National Center for Lesbian Rights developed this practice guide to support California probation departments in meeting their obligation to promote the safety and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, questioning, and/or gender nonconforming and transgender (LGBQ/GNCT) youth in their care and custody.

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LGBQ/GNCT* Youth in the California Justice System

Irvine, Angela and Aisha Canfield. 2016. LGBQ/GNCT Youth in the California Justice System. [Infographic.] Impact Justice, Oakland, CA.

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Increasing State Advisory Group Effectiveness: Building Capacity for State Leadership

In 2013, the National Research Council published Reforming Juvenile Justice: A Developmental Approach, a report that signaled what could be a sea change in juvenile justice policy and practice. Among other things, the report posited that the current juvenile justice system’s reliance on “containment, confinement and control,” which “removes youth from their families, peer groups, and neighborhoods,” is in many ways at odds with what the science shows will work best with youth at risk for, or involved with, the juvenile justice system.

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The Sexual Abuse To Prison Pipeline: The Girls’ Story

Human Rights Project for Girls | Georgetown Law Center on Poverty and Inequality | Ms. Foundation for Women

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No Place for Youth: Girls in the Adult Justice System

National Institute of Corrections Releases NCCD-Authored Report on Incarcerated Girls

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