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Report Highlights Strategies for Improving Juvenile Justice System for Girls

November 15, 2012

Report Cover ImageThe Georgetown Center on Poverty, Inequality and Public Policy has released “Improving the Juvenile Justice System for Girls: Lessons From the States.” The report reviews the literature documenting girls’ pathways into the juvenile justice system; examines recent gender-responsive, trauma-informed reform efforts; highlights reform efforts in three jurisdictions; and concludes with recommendations for future efforts at the local, state, and federal levels.

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This report is a product of the policy series, Marginalized Girls: Creating Pathways to Opportunity hosted by the center, in partnership with The National Crittenton Foundation and the Human Rights Project for Girls.