Girls, Status Offenses and the Need for a Less Punitive and More Empowering Approach
Among the thousands of status offense cases petitioned to the courts every year, a disproportionate number of them are brought against girls. In 2009, girls accounted for almost 50% of all status offense cases petitioned to the courts, as compared to 28% of all delinquency cases.
Breaking Down the Walls: Lessons Learned from Successful State Campaigns to Close Youth Prisons
Despite the progress that has been made, youth prisons still exist in almost every state, with the juvenile justice system incarcerating youth of color at much higher rates: African-American youth are more than 4 times as likely, Native American youth more than 3 are times as likely, and Latino youth are almost 2 times as likely to be incarcerated as white youth. Additionally, the juvenile [...]
Beyond Bars: Keeping Young People Safe at Home and Out of Youth Prisons
This report advocates for transforming our approach to young people in conflict with the law by growing community capacity and resources. This means creating and supporting programs and services designed to meet the needs of young people in the contexts of their homes and families.
Adolescent Domestic Battery Typology Tool Manual
Typical responses to ADB rely on the adult intimate partner violence model, which typically favors separation of the parties and sole blame on the perpetrator. These responses fail to treat ADB as a family systems issue by focusing only on the youth and often place unnecessary strain on detention facilities and out of home placements.