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Criminalized Survivors: Today’s Abuse to Prison Pipeline for Girls
The new report from the Center on Gender Justice & Opportunity at Georgetown Law and Rights4Girls is a follow-up to our 2015 publication, The Sexual Abuse to Prison Pipeline: The Girls’ Story, examining where the pipeline is today for girls in the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement, #MeToo and the pandemic.
The Sexual Abuse To Prison Pipeline: The Girls’ Story
This report exposes the ways in which we criminalize girls — especially girls of color — who have been sexually and physically abused, and it offers policy recommendations to dismantle the abuse to prison pipeline. It illustrates the pipeline with examples, including the detention of girls who are victims of sex trafficking, girls who run away or become truant because of abuse they experience, and girls who cross into juvenile justice from the child welfare system.
Blueprint: A Multidisciplinary Approach to the Domestic Sex Trafficking of Girls
This report grows out of a conference held in 2013, that was hosted by Georgetown Law’s Center on Poverty and Inequality; the Human Rights Project for Girls; and The National Crittenton Foundation. The conference gathered survivors, direct service providers, advocates, and state and federal government officials to discuss the challenges of addressing the domestic sex trafficking of children and the importance of working collaboratively to help identify and support survivors.
Centering Girls, Young Women, and Gender-Expansive Young People
This report from the Girls at the Margin National Alliance, co-authored by the Center as a steering committee member of the Alliance, highlights the systemic harms experienced by girls and offers solutions to support girls and gender-expansive young people so that they may lead full and complete lives. The report offers insight and policy recommendations across nine core areas including, child welfare, sex trafficking, gender violence, education, immigration, pregnant and parenting youth, the legal system, runaway and homeless youth, and health and healing.
Case Study: Restorative Empowerment for Youth Pilot Training Program for Girls of Color
The Center on Gender Justice & Opportunity has partnered with Restorative Empowerment for Youth (REY) to offer and evaluate a pilot online restorative justice program developed for girls of color to support more inclusive, culturally responsive, and connected learning environments in Fall 2020. Download the Case Study: Restorative Empowerment for Youth Pilot Training Program for Girls of Color to learn more.