Long Story Short: How Can We Improve Outcomes for Girls in the Juvenile Justice System?

Over the past two decades, the number of young women entering the juvenile justice system has steadily increased. In this video interview, Karen Francis, AIR principal researcher, talks about how the juvenile justice system can best respond to girls’ unique needs and experiences.

Francis also co-directs the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention’s National Girls Initiative, which develops policy and practices to promote positive outcomes for girls at risk of entering or in the juvenile justice system. AIR operates the initiative along with the National Crittenton Foundation.

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