Have Laws Against Domestic Violence Increased the Criminalization of Girls?
Published by: Francine Sherman
Every day in the U.S., abused and traumatized girls enter and are pushed through the justice system. Despite decades of attention, the proportion of girls in the juvenile justice system has increased and their challenges have remained remarkably consistent, resulting in deeply rooted, systemic gender injustice.
Prof. Francine Sherman, co-author of Gender Injustice: System-Level Juvenile Justice Reforms for Girls will highlight the impact of mandatory/pro-arrest laws on juvenile girls.