girls and young women
Youth Activists Rally to Support Girls and Young Women Abused in Detention
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.