Making Detention Reform Work for Girls

Screen Shot 2013-07-09 at 5.26.05 PMIn 2005, the Annie E. Casey Foundation published Detention Reform and Girls: Challenges and Solutions, the 13th installment in its “Pathways to Detention Reform” publication series. This report showed that while girls comprise a minority of youth who appear in juvenile courts on delinquency charges, they often present vastly different challenges than boys. What the report did not provide, however, were clear instructions for local leaders on how to put this information to practical use. Making Detention Reform Work for Girls, published by the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative, a project of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, fills that void by providing tools, templates, and specific recommendations. To view this report, click here.