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Case Study: Restorative Empowerment for Youth Pilot Training Program for Girls of Color

by | Apr 08, 2021 | Restorative Justice Practices

The Georgetown Law Center on Poverty and Inequality’s Initiative on Gender Justice & Opportunity has partnered with Restorative Empowerment for Youth (REY) to offer and evaluate a pilot online restorative justice...

INSIGHT: Handcuffs Over Homework—The Criminalization of Black Girls

by | Sep 21, 2020 | Juvenile Justice

Just as the killing of George Floyd and others provided the catalyst to open Americans’ eyes to systemic police violence against the Black community, the arrest and detention of a 15-year-old...

When A Black Teenager Killed Her Rapist, Kenosha Had No Tolerance For Vigilante Justice.

by | Sep 14, 2020 | Adultification Bias

Black girls meanwhile, find far less empathy. They are routinely seen as older than they are, and sexualized by society at a young age. A recent study by the Georgetown Law...

Stop Calling Young Black Girls “Grown.” They’re Kids.

by | Sep 14, 2020 | Adultification Bias

As we saw after the R. Kelly documentary, people will lay blame on everyone and everything rather than the responsible party—the perpetrator, the adult that knows better than a child. Victim...

What Fuels the Sexual-Abuse-to-Prison-Pipeline

by | Aug 21, 2020 | Juvenile Justice

“There’s a hostility that’s often there. If you are deferential and submissive you get a little better treatment,” said Chapman. “But anytime you question or you demand or you challenge you...

Remy Ma’s Comments On Antonio Brown Show That Conversations On Sexual Violence In Hip Hop Media Lack Range

by | Sep 30, 2019 | Juvenile Justice

Research shows one obstacle women and girls who are incarcerated face is sexual assault. The sexual abuse to prison pipeline is real and it starts young. Thirty-one percent of girls in...

When officers bring danger, not safety, to school campuses

by | Sep 27, 2019 | Juvenile Justice

Teachers may misinterpret trauma-related behavior — struggles to focus in class, sleeping in class, being irritable — as being disrespectful. In addition, adults view black girls as less in need of...

Half of black girls report being sexually coerced. There are ways we can help protect them.

by | Aug 16, 2019 | Trauma & Mental Health

When you are devalued you are disposable. A study by the Georgetown Law Center on Poverty and Inequality shows that adults view black girls as less innocent and more adult-like than...

What It’s Like to Become the Voice of Your Generation—at Age 12

by | Aug 11, 2019 | Storytelling, Art, & Mindfulness

took the stage and introduced herself with a nervous giggle. Then, in an instant, she seemed to harness the strength and fervor...

Cyntoia Brown, Now Free From Prison, Says She Wants To Help Other Victims Of Abuse

by | Aug 07, 2019 | Trauma & Mental Health

The rate of girls in the juvenile justice system is increasing, according to a 2015 report Vafa coauthored with researchers from the Georgetown Law Center on Poverty and Inequality and the...