Reproductive justice should be included in reform efforts


Series: Gender and Justice in America

Why We Need to End Girls’ Incarceration

Many girls are arrested for misbehaviors like running away and skipping school. This needs to change.

This is still happening to girls today. Although girls are only 25 percent of the overall juvenile justice system, 40 percent of children who are taken to court for status offenses—and 55 percent of children who are taken to court specifically for running away—are girls. In fact, status offenses and technical violations of probation account for 37 ...

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  • Sarah  Zarba
    Sarah Zarba
July 27, 2018
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Series: Gender and Justice in America

Sexual Assault Awareness is Key to Keeping Girls Out of the Juvenile Justice System

Every April, tribute is paid to survivors of sexual violence through educational and awareness-raising events across the country.  To that end, the National Sexual Violence Resource Center’s Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) campaign for 2017 seeks to shine a spotlight on leaders who can influence the cultural change needed to end sexual violen ...

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  • Shannon Scully
    Shannon Scully
  • Leah  Hairston
    Leah Hairston
April 27, 2017
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