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The Innocence Initiative: Translating National Research into Local Action in Central Texas
Inspired by the Initiative’s Girlhood Interrupted report, the Innocence Initiative, comprised of five local organizations — MEASURE, Girls Scouts of Central Texas, Hearts2Heal, Lone Star Justice Alliance, and Community Advocacy and Healing Project — has developed a multi-pronged effort to reduce adultification bias in its community. Download The Innocence Initiative: Translating National Research into Local Action in Central Texas to learn more.
Girlhood Interrupted: The Erasure of Black Girls’ Childhood
The study is the first of its kind to focus on girls, and builds on previous research on adult perceptions of black boys.
Listening to Black Women and Girls: Lived Experiences of Adultification Bias
Our latest report reflects research in which we listened to the voices of Black women and girls about their experiences, insights, and solutions with regards to adultification bias.