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Special Report  –  Dec 09, 2021

Systems, Not Girls, Need Fixing: Ending Girls’ Incarceration

Publication  –  Mar 14, 2019

Vera's 10-Year Strategy to End Girls' Incarceration

To ensure freedom and justice for all kids, systems must be responsive to how gender and sexism intersect with racism to drive youth incarceration. The Vera Institute of Justice (Vera) believes that we can end the incarceration of youth on the girls’ side of...

News  –  Jul 27, 2018

Why We Need to End Girls’ Incarceration — Many girls are arrested for misbehaviors like running away and skipping school. This needs to change.

This is still happening to girls today. Although girls are only 25 percent of the overall juvenile justice system, 40 percent of children who are taken to court for status offenses—and 55 percent of children who are taken to court specifically for running away...

Slideout  –  Dec 09, 2021

Vera by the Numbers: Ending Girls’ Incarceration

News  –  Feb 02, 2017

Task Force Aims to End Incarceration for Young Girls

Publication Document  –  Mar 14, 2019

Vera's 10-Year Strategy to End Girls' Incarceration - Vera’s 10-Year Strategy to End Girls’ Incarceration

News  –  Apr 16, 2019

Our 10-Year Strategy to End Girls’ Incarceration Nationwide

Special Report  –  Jul 18, 2018

About The Initiative to End Girls’ Incarceration

The Vera Institute of Justice (Vera) is leading a national effort to end girls’ incarceration, a goal that is ambitious, but within reach. The number of girls’ confined in any given jurisdiction is typically quite small and the majority of girls who are confin...

Press Release  –  Feb 02, 2017

Ending Girls’ Incarceration Is Goal of New Task Force in New York City

News  –  Sep 29, 2020

In Midst of Coronavirus, Let’s Redouble Our Efforts to End Incarceration for Girls

News  –  Oct 04, 2022

Hawai`i Is So Close to Ending the Incarceration of Young Girls — The state had two months with no young people in the girls’ unit of its only long-term placement facility. It’s reason to celebrate, but the work isn’t over.

Image courtesy of the Hawaii Youth Correctional Facility (HYCF). This summer, Hawai`i made headlines for a milestone achievement several years in the making. Finally—and for the first time—there were no girls being held in the state’s only long-term juvenile p...

Initiative  –  Mar 10, 2022

Ending Girls’ Incarceration Initiative