Building Resiliency for Girls in the Juvenile Justice System by Disrupting the Abuse to Prison Pipeline

Date of webinar: 
16 May 2019
Start and finish time of webinar: 
3-4pm ET; 9-10pm CET
Cherice Hopkins, Staff Attorney at Rights4Girls
Rebecca Burney, Attorney and Equal Justice Works Fellow, Rights4Girls
Justice Clearinghouse

This webinar will examine how gendered violence can create pathways for the girls who experience it into the juvenile justice system. It will also examine how social attitudes towards girls, especially girls of color and LGBTQ girls, contribute to their being criminalized for their own abuse, and identify strategies to develop survivor-centric, culturally competent, trauma-informed approaches to address the needs of girls involved in the justice system. The webinar will be delivered with an intersectional lens that emphasizes the need for a culturally competent approach to juvenile justice research, advocacy, and practices that put girls of color, LGBTQ girls, and gender non-conforming youth at the core of any juvenile justice reform efforts.

Read more and register for the webinar here.

This project is funded by: