Beyond the Walls: A Look at Girls in D.C.’s Juvenile Justice System

georgetown juvenile justice initiativeThis report from Rights4Girls and the Georgetown Juvenile Justice Initiative describes how Washington, DC has seen a significant increase in the percentage of girls in its juvenile justice system over the past decade. The brief serves as a starting point to understand what is causing girls’ increased contact with Washington, DC’s juvenile justice system, highlight distinctions between girls’ and boys’ involvement in Washington, DC’s juvenile justice system, and identify information gaps that must be addressed in order to reduce the number of system-involved girls and ensure that the those who are already involved are receiving appropriate services and interventions.