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Project  –  Mar 26, 2018

The Initiative to End Girls’ Incarceration

The end of girls’ incarceration in the United States is within reach, and Vera is leading a national initiative to make it happen in 10 years. The number of youth in the girls’ side of the juvenile justice system is small, most girls are unjustly locked up to ...

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...

Chapter  –  Mar 14, 2019

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

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, “Census of Juveniles in Residential Placement,” https://www.ojjdp.gov/research/CJRP.html Ibid. Lindsay Rosenthal, Girls Matter: Centering Gender in Status Offense Reforms, (New York: Vera Institute of Just...

Blog Post  –  Jul 27, 2018

Series: Gender and Justice in America

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...

News  –  Feb 02, 2017

Task Force Aims to End Incarceration for Young Girls

Blog Post  –  Apr 16, 2019

Our 10-Year Strategy to End Girls’ Incarceration Nationwide

Publication Document  –  Mar 14, 2019

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

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

Blog Post  –  Oct 20, 2017

Making Space for Girls — Vera’s Effort to End Girls’ Incarceration

Video  –  Jul 19, 2018

Girls Matter

Ending girls’ incarceration requires communities to treat girls fairly and with respect—that means eliminating reliance on law enforcement and the courts when girls run away, skip school, or disobey a parent.