Building Resiliency for Girls in the Juvenile Justice System by Disrupting the Abuse to Prison Pipeline

Building Resiliency for Girls in the Juvenile Justice System by Disrupting the Abuse to Prison Pipeline
Duration: 60 Minutes
Module 1 Resources
Recorded on: 2019-05-16
Unit 1 Slide Deck: Building Resiliency for Girls in the Juvenile Justice System
Unit 2 Recording: Building Resiliency for Girls

This webinar will use key findings from our report, The Sexual Abuse to Prison Pipeline: The Girls’ Story, to: 1) examine the ways that experiences of gendered violence create pathways for girls into the juvenile justice system, 2) examine how social attitudes towards girls, especially girls of color and LGBTQ girls, contribute to their being criminalized for their own abuse, 3) identify strategies to develop survivor-centered, culturally-competent, trauma-informed approaches to address the needs of justice-involved girls.  We will discuss how girls are often criminalized for experiencing sexual violence, with particular focus on the criminalization of survivors of domestic child sex trafficking. The webinar will be delivered with an intersectional lens that emphasizes the need for a culturally competent approach to juvenile justice research, advocacy, and practices that centers girls of color, LGBTQ girls and GNC youth at the core of any juvenile justice reform efforts.


Audience Comments:

  • “Amazing information and presenters! So informative and well-presented.” –Vicki
  • “Data on foster care and trafficking – sobering but very important.” –Ken
  • “How the victimization of girls continues even after behaviors are reactions to abuse experienced. I found it interesting and alarming that a majority of the girls being victimized are girls of color and the majority of the abusers in the case of sexual solicitations are of white men. It feels like as much as we try to change things, some seem to remain the same. It is heartbreaking, but I only hope it only motivates people more to become involved to make changes.” –Leigh
  • “I did not know that this was such a problem. It opened my eyes.” –Kenneth
  • “There were excellent insights into the reasons girls enter the juvenile justice system and what their unique experiences and needs are. This is helpful in working with staff to help them understand why girls, and their needs, are different. Thank you!” –Sue
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