Report: System Fails Delinquent Girls

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http://www.globe.com/dailyglobe2/147/metro/Report_says_legal_system_fails_girls_in_trouble+.shtml As recent high-profile crimes in Massachusetts focused attention on delinquency among girls, a national report by a Boston-based advocacy group has found that despite a decade-old federal mandate to improve juvenile services along gender lines, the justice system continues to fail girls. The report, the first of three by the Girls Justice Initiative, said nearly 90 percent of the 118 juvenile defense attorneys and nearly two-thirds of the 92 juvenile court judges surveyed found . . .

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