‘How They See Me Versus How I See Myself’: Girls’ Reflections from Inside the Justice System
In October 2018, the Georgetown Law Center on Poverty and Inequality’s Initiative on Gender Justice and Opportunity and Rights4Girls published a compilation of girls’ visual and written work about their experiences with the juvenile justice system. This project turned a lens toward the girls, providing space for them to speak for themselves and allowing their work to stand on its own. To truly support girls, we must let them lead: We must hear their stories, respect their perspectives, witness their brilliance, heed their creativity, and recognize their resilience. Our publication reflects that philosophy.