Created to facilitate developmental juvenile justice system reform for girls, this report: maps girls’ current paths into and through the juvenile justice system; describes the social contexts driving girls’ behavior and involvement in the juvenile justice system; and details recommendations for an alternative, developmental approach to redesign juvenile justice systems to address harmful social contexts and girls’ resulting behaviors, rather than penalize and punish girls for challenges beyond their control. Written by Francine T. Sherman & Annie Black in partnership with National Crittenton and National Women’s Law Center.

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