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January 11, 2019Adultification Bias

What ‘Surviving R. Kelly’ tells us about race and sexual abuse

Nia Decaille and Rachel Hatzipanagos

For many who watched the six-part documentary “Surviving R. Kelly,” hearing directly from several women who described sexual abuse at the hands of...

The Full Article Can Be Found at the Washington Post

January 10, 2019Storytelling, Art, & Mindfulness

‘How They See Me Versus How I See Myself’: Girls’ Reflections from Inside the Justice System

Rebecca Epstein, Yasmin Vafa, and Rebecca Burney

In October 2018, the Georgetown Law Center on Poverty and Inequality’s Initiative on Gender Justice and Opportunity and Rights4Girls published a compilation of...

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January 07, 2019Adultification Bias

Reclaiming Black Girlhood with Hand Games

Laura Varlas

A 2017 study from Georgetown Law (Girlhood Interrupted: The Erasure of Black Girls’ Childhood) reports that adults view black girls as less innocent...

Read the Full Article at SCD Education Update

November 07, 2018Storytelling, Art, & Mindfulness

Georgetown Law highlights Flint girls, ‘Arts in Detention’ program in new national publication

Jake Carah

The voices of Flint girls are included in a new nationwide release by the Center on Poverty and Inequality at Georgetown University’s renowned...

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November 01, 2018Adultification Bias

Why black girls are targeted for punishment at school — and how to change that

Monique W. Morris

Around the world, black girls are being pushed out of schools because of policies that target them for punishment, says author and social...

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September 03, 2018Restorative Justice Practices

Patchwork of programs serve child sex-trafficking victims

Jamie Stengle and Emily Schmall

The need for long-term and specialized care to treat child sex-trafficking victims is increasing. For decades, rescued children wound up being arrested and...

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May 15, 2018Adultification Bias

Naomi Wadler Delivers Remarks

Georgetown Law

I stand here today for every black girl. For the girls in this city who are 30 times more likely to get arrested...

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October 05, 2017Schools & Pushout

How Teachers And Schools Can Help When Bad Stuff Happens

Anya Kamenetz

Two Georgetown University pilot studies found that girls and young women who did yoga reported better self-esteem...

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September 13, 2017Juvenile Justice

Untrained Police Officers in Schools Focus on Girls of Color, Report Says

Bill Myers

Black girls are nearly four times more likely to be arrested at school than their white counterparts and Latina girls are almost three...

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June 29, 2017Adultification Bias

How Black Girls Aren’t Presumed to Be Innocent

Adrienne Green

Researchers built in part on a 2014 report that concluded black boys are wrongly perceived as older than their actual age and are...

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June 28, 2017Adultification Bias

The ‘Adultification’ of Black Girls: Less Protection, More Discipline

Associated Press

Adults think that black girls are less innocent, less in need of protection and nurturing, and seem older than similarly aged white girls,...

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June 27, 2017Adultification Bias

Study: Black girls viewed as ‘less innocent’ than white girls

T. Rees Shapiro

Adults view young black girls as less innocent than white girls of the same age, a new study has found, indicating that children’s...

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May 02, 2017Adultification Bias

Girls suffer childhood trauma more. New research shows how yoga can help heal them.

Michael Alison Chandler

A new report by the Center on Poverty and Inequality at Georgetown Law School shows that yoga programs can be particularly effective at...

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