Disability, Race and Reasons: What We Know, and Don’t Know, About Disparity in School Discipline
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report this month on school discipline with a topline finding that “black students, boys and students with disabilities were disproportionately disciplined (e.g., suspensions and expulsions) in K-12 public schools.”
Girls Are Growing Proportion of Juvenile Arrests, Frequently Locked Up for Minor Offenses
Girls make up a larger proportion of juvenile arrests than ever before, and are far more frequently locked up for low-level offenses than boys, according to a research bulletin published recently by the federal Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP).
Despite Concerns About Girls, L.A. County Plans to Close Six Juvenile Camps in Consolidation Plan
A plan released by the Los Angeles County Probation Department this week calls for shuttering six of the county’s juvenile detention camps over the next two years. The proposal would also relocate girls currently housed in the other camps into the eagerly awaited Campus Kilpatrick facility, a move that drew the ire of some commissioners at today’s Los Angeles County Probation Commission meeting.
Learning to Ask the Right Questions of Girls Locked Up in Juvenile Detention
About 20 years ago, Leslie Acoca was sitting in a California courtroom, waiting to testify as an expert witness in court. What she saw changed the course of her life. That day, Acoca watched a young woman, barely five feet tall and eight and a half months pregnant, waddle into the courtroom, fully shackled.
Yoga May Be Best Way to Help Girls in the Juvenile Justice System Overcome Trauma
A new report by the Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality suggests that yoga and mindfulness programs may be the best way to help girls in the juvenile justice system handle the impact of trauma.
Transgender Foster Youth Bill to be Heard Tomorrow
By Dominic Uyeda Imagine a 17-year-old, with long blonde hair, wearing a dress and makeup, being driven to a foster care group home. Once there, she will be sharing a room with two teenage boys, living in a house with all males.
Stopping the Girls to Prison Pipeline
I was sitting in a sweltering California courtroom, serving as an expert witness on an adult case, when out of the corner of my eye I saw a tiny girl, fully shackled, walking down the courtroom aisle beside me.
Member States Must Do More to Fight Child Poverty
European Union Member States have failed to give child poverty and well-being the deserved priority in their National Reform Programmes. As in former years, Eurochild disappointment that governments have strayed the opportunity to put children at the heart of policy reforms.