CA's Juvenile Justice System Ill-Equipped to Care for Girls


California has been unable to meet the needs of the rising number of girls in the juvenile justice detention system, found a new report, “Gender Responsiveness and Equity in California's Juvenile Justice System.” Findings by researchers at the Berkeley Center for Criminal Justice include: gender-specific programs for girls were one of the least available program types, the nature of girls' violence is more often relational and that girls are more often referred to court on prostitution charges than boys.

Read the full report here.

Use the Crime Report for more information on juvenile justice.

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