Youth prison is no solution for Girls. The research is clear on how girls, often charged with status or low-level offenses, unnecessarily end up in the deep end of the system. State systems are beginning to recognize this trend and take steps to shrink their deep end girls’ populations, leaving many facilities with very few incarcerated girls and leaving us all with an urgent focus on how to get girls out of youth prisons and close them down for good.
October 27, 2016 | 2:00 pm EST/11:00 am PST
The #NoGirlsInPrison Webinar will cover what we know about girls who are in the deep end of the justice system, provide a snapshot of where girls are locked up in youth prisons, review lessons learned from an advocacy organization’s experience working to close a youth prison for girls, and explain how a wrap-around continuum of care works for girls.
- Where does de-incarceration for girls fit into the larger gender narrative – Francine Sherman, Clinical Professor, Director, Juvenile Rights Advocacy Program, Boston College Law School
- Snapshot of Girls in Youth Prisons – Jill Ward, Policy Consultant, Youth First Initiative
- Addressing the Issue On the Ground – An Advocate and Provider’s Point of View.
- Lessons learned from Connecticut – Abby Anderson, Executive Director, Connecticut Juvenile Justice Alliance.
- What a wrap around continuum for deep end girls looks like – Audrey Fisher-Price, LCSW-VP of Integrated Behavioral Health and Cesar Salgado, MSW, VP/Wraparound Programs Crittenton Services for Children and Families (Southern California)
If you have additional questions about the webinar, contact Jessie@NationalCrittenton.org