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Exclusionary School Discipline: State-by-State Analysis

This fact sheet presents the results of our 50-state assessment of Exclusionary School Discipline (ESD) legislative trends. We found that 32 states and the District of Columbia have enacted legislation addressing ESD.

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Restorative Justice Practices

School-Based Restorative Justice: State-by-State Analysis

This fact sheet presents the results of our 50-state assessment of School-Based RJ legislative trends. We found that 21 states and the District of Columbia have enacted legislation supporting use of RJ in schools.

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Adultification Bias

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.

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Juvenile Justice

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.

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School & Pushout

Increasing School Connectedness for Girls: Restorative Justice as a Health Equity Resource

This brief illustrates the need for school-based Restorative Justice policies and procedures for marginalized girls to achieve higher educational attainment and lifelong health benefits and success. The brief focuses on three key points: 1) education is a key social determinant of health; 2) feeling connected to school is crucial to health and school success; and 3) restorative justice can help marginalized girls feel connected to school.

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School & Pushout

Fact Sheet: Black Women’s Financial Trauma

The fact sheet defines three key concepts that must be addressed: financial shaming, financial abuse, and financial trauma.

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School & Pushout

Mental Health, School-Based Health Centers, and Girls of Color: Policy and Practice Recommendations

This compendium of policy and practice recommendations aggregates a set of proposals to enhance mental health outcomes and thriving for girls of color.

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School & Pushout

The Promise and Challenge of School-Based Mental Health Care for Girls of Color

One of four issue briefs, published in partnership with Dr. Kimberlyn Leary, assessing the challenges and successes of school-based mental health care for girls of color and analyzing the broader context of mental health and communities of color

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Trauma & Mental Health

Mental Health & Girls of Color

One of four issue briefs, published in partnership with Dr. Kimberlyn Leary, assessing the challenges and successes of school-based mental health care for girls of color and analyzing the broader context of mental health and communities of color.

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Trauma & Mental Health

Mental Health & Communities of Color

One of four issue briefs, published in partnership with Dr. Kimberlyn Leary, assessing the challenges and successes of school-based mental health care for girls of color and analyzing the broader context of mental health and communities of color.

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Trauma & Mental Health

Gender & Trauma: Somatic Interventions for Girls in Juvenile Justice: Implications for Policy and Practice

The Georgetown Law Center on Poverty and Inequality developed this report Gender & Trauma, which explores how physically-based programs like yoga and mindfulness interventions can help girls in the Juvenile Justice system.

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School & Pushout

Be Her Resource: A Toolkit About School Resource Officers and Girls of Color

This toolkit is the culmination of a collaborative research project in which the Center and NBWJI gathered input from law enforcement and girls of color and provide guidance to improve interactions between them. The ultimate goal of the project was to reduce the disproportionate rate at which girls of color are drawn into the juvenile justice system.

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Storytelling, Art, & Mindfulness

I Am the Voice: Girls’ Reflections from Inside the Justice System

To truly support girls, we must hear their stories, respect their perspectives, witness their brilliance, heed their creativity, and recognize their resilience. This booklet reflects that philosophy. This compilation of girls’ visual and written work from across the country, created in partnership with rights4girls, reflects their experiences with the juvenile justice system, and it is intended to provide space for girls to express themselves and allows their work to stand on its own.

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Juvenile Justice

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.

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Regional Initiatives Inspired by Our Work

Nonprofit in South Carolina

Renewed Harmony Trainings

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Nonprofit in California

The Collective Identity Mentoring Program

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University of Delaware

Listening to Black Girls in Delaware.

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ABC11 News

Plight of Black girls in Wake County schools focus of town hall.

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Statesman

Giving City: Impact Austin announces new grant to address inequity.

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