Gender Injustice: System-Level Juvenile Justice Reforms for Girls

Francine Sherman, Annie Balck, Universitätsbibliothek Tübingen, Universitätsbibliothek Tübingen
To facilitate developmental juvenile justice system reform for girls, this report will: 1. Map girls' current paths into and through the juvenile justice system; 2. Describe the social contexts driving girls' behavior and involvement in the juvenile justice system; 3. Detail recommendations for an alternative, developmental approach to redesign juvenile justice systems to address harmful social contexts and girls' resulting behaviors, rather than penalize and punish girls for challenges beyond
more » ... challenges beyond their control. The recommendations included in this report are consistent with decades of research on adolescent development, as well as newer data on the development of girls in particular. With continued research on girls and an intentional focus on their needs, system stakeholders and policymakers can capitalize on current reforms that are already underway and ensure girls are not simply wedged into solutions meant for boys.
doi:10.15496/publikation-9834 fatcat:filkx6xxzva5tezifl6n7jaesm