Are Young Girls ‘More Severely Punished’ Than Boys?

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Juvenile justice professionals are ramping up efforts to address what they say is a population whose special needs have been largely ignored by correctional reform efforts: young girls.

This winter, juvenile court judges and other girl-focused justice reformers will hold a closed-door meeting in Washington D.C. to discuss streamlining the nation’s hodge-podge of roughly 20 so-called girls courts—some of which do not adjudicate cases.

Meanwhile, a newly launched New York State initiative also . . .

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