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Adultification Bias

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.

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Jun 2017

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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Jul 2015

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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Jun 2014

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Regional Initiatives Inspired by Our Work

Archewell Foundation

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Young Women of Color Discuss Criminalization of Black Girls with Georgetown Law’s Kristin Henning

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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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