Blind Discretion: Girls of Color and Delinquency in the Juvenile Justice System
...There is reason to believe that juvenile justice officials are not performing individualized, contextual assessments of girls of color. Instead of relying on their discretion to examine girls holistically, our current system treats them - as a group - as already a social problem.
The Sexual Abuse to Prison Pipeline: The Girls’ Story
...the leading cause of arrest for girls are minor offenses such as misdemeanors, status offenses, outstanding warrants, and technical violations. And the decision to arrest and detain girls in these cases has been shown often to be based in part on the perception of girls’ having violated conventional norms and stereotypes of feminine behavior, even when that behavior is caused by trauma.
Building Girls’ Protective Assets in Indian Country: Intentional Girl-Centered Program Design
Girl-centered protective asset programs have been shown to help girls in different parts of their lives. These include having greater confidence, lower chances of experiencing sexual assault, better school performance, […]