National Crittenton invites proposals for a national gathering focused on healing, opportunity, and justice for girls and gender nonconforming young people.
We invite proposals for one-hour Innovation in Motion sessions. Sessions can be interactive workshops, presentations, performances, film, panels, or other creative formats. Innovation in Motion sessions are dynamic, interactive sessions that share exciting, creative models and ideas for programming, community organizing, communication, and policy reform from folks’ on-the-ground work in communities. Sessions can range from sharing successful campaign efforts to workshopping a new initiative or idea.
Proposals can be submitted via the form below, or at this link. Proposals are due December 1, 2018.
In September 2016, Alliance for Girls released the report, Valuing Girls’ Voices: Lived Experiences of Girls of Color in Oakland Unified School District. In response to needs girls identified during the research process about their experiences with school pushout, Alliance for Girls worked with Oakland Unified Schools District and girls in Oakland to design a new student-driven sexual harassment policy that was approved in June of 2017.
We spoke to Christina Quaranta at Connecticut Juvenile Justice Alliance about their work to center young women in state-based juvenile justice reform as a model of innovation and lessons for the field from the process. This interview has been edited and condensed.
The Coalition of Advocates for Equal Access for Girls (Coalition) in support of state and county juvenile justice in Oregon developed two handbooks for the field: Gender-Responsive Standards and Assessment Tool (G-SAT) – Handbook and Trauma-Informed Practices for Working with Girls – Staff Handbook.
“Ending girls’ incarceration requires communities to treat girls fairly and with respect. That means eliminating reliance on law enforcement and the courts when girls run away, skip school, or disobey a parent.”
— Lindsay Rosenthal, Girls Matter: Centering Gender in Status Offense Reform Efforts
We have a long history as advocates for young women and girls
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