Girls and the Juvenile Justice System


Many girls experience violence, trauma, poverty, and racial, ethnic and gender bias that can lead to their involvement in the juvenile justice system. OJJDP believes that the needs of girls must be addressed in a developmentally appropriate manner. As such, in October 2015, OJJDP released Girls and the Juvenile Justice System Policy Guidance. This policy guidance outlines OJJDP’s commitment to provide technical assistance, grants, research, and data collection related to girls and young women and the juvenile justice system. It also includes eight focus areas for states, tribes, and local communities to improve their system and programmatic responses.

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