Dr. Monique W. Morris will be on the main stage for a plenary session at In Solidarity, where she will present a segment of the upcoming feature length documentary, “Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools” produced by Women in the Room Productions and Dr. Monique W. Morris. In this sequence we’ll look at some hard truths — how Black girls, some as young as seven, others as old as 19, see themselves and maintain their strength while dealing with a world that tries to marginalize and diminish them. The segment also contextualizes the societal forces that create this pattern of dismissal and points to how the girls themselves and their advocates are working to change this narrative.
Through a grant from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, National Crittenton is working with young parents to conduct an assessment of the need for a national young parent advocacy network.
We are thrilled to partner with the National Black Women’s Justice Institute, National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls, Young Women’s Freedom Center, and National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women to develop a training and technical assistance program designed by and for formerly incarcerated women and girls and victim service providers. This work is supported by the Office on Violence Against Women.
Thanks to the generosity of the Public Welfare Foundation, National Crittenton will partner with states to support their work reducing reliance on confinement and building a robust continuum of supports and services for girls. ACCESS, or Advancing a Continuum of Care – Engagement, Supports, and Services for Girls, is in its early stages, but we look forward to sharing more information on this work as it moves forward.
Through a one year fellowship provide by Atlantic Philanthropies, Maryann Jacob Macias is joining the National Crittenton team as Senior Director. “I am thrilled to be part of this dynamic team doing vital work on behalf of women, girls, and gender nonconforming youth,” Maryann said.Read More
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