Data trend reports provide an opportunity to be deliberate in review and analysis of data. They provide an opportunity to identify the current status of girls’ involvement in the juvenile justice system – where trends are shifting in a positive direction, and also where we are failing to prevent, divert, intervene, or provide appropriate treatment for girls. We hope this report provides a template for local communities to assess the status of girls’ involvement in the justice system, to explore the reasons for their arrest and commitment, to increase understanding of girls’ lived experiences and intervention needs, and to begin community-level conversations.

Source:
  • Vanessa Patino Lydia
    Nekea Sanders

  • Release Date: March, 2016