Safe Harbor Policies for Juvenile Victims of Sex Trafficking: A Myopic View of Improvements in Practice
This article uses yearly count data on juvenile prostitution arrests aggregated at the state level to explore the criminalization of commercial sexually exploited children post safe harbor policy implementation.
What Can Juvenile and Family Courts Do to Respond to Trauma?
This infographic depicts an understanding of how trauma impacts individuals and how judges can address trauma. It includes the types of adverse childhood experiences an individual can face and identifies some of the health and behavioral issues that can result if these adversities are unaddressed.
Unintended Consequences: Addressing the Impact of Domestic Violence Mandatory and Pro-Arrest Policies and Practices on Girls & Young Women
This report summarizes the Office of Violence Against Women (OVW) and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJPD) Roundtable about the intended consequences and impact of mandatory and pro-arrest domestic violence policies on girls, young women and women and the disproportionate impact on communities of color.
Gender Injustice: System-Level Juvenile Justice Reforms for Girls
The traumatic and unhealthy social environments in which many girls live result in behaviors that are criminalized or are mishandled by other systems, resulting in girls’ entry into the juvenile justice system. Once girls are there, misguided processes pull them deeper into a system that is not built to help, heal, or respond to girls’ developmental needs, and often actually worsens girls’ [...]
Sticker Shock: Calculating the Full Price Tag for Youth Incarceration
The direct costs paid for confinement per day, or per year, are just the tip of the iceberg of what young people, their families, their communities, and all of us pay for these policy choices. Youth confinement imposes heavy burdens on family members, leaves confined youth vulnerable to assaults, exposes our communities to higher rates of recidivism, and impedes young people’s transition to [...]
The Impact of Incarceration on Juvenile Offenders
This paper reviews literature published since 2000 (and earlier if of particular importance) concerning the outcomes of incarceration on youth offenders and the rehabilitative limitations of their incarceration, as well as evidence-based alternatives.