Stories tagged: juvenile-justice

Beyond Gender-Specific Intervention: Theory-driven Praxis
by Laurie Schaffner

Laurie Schaffner’s essay challenges the ways that juvenile justice programs aim to help girls by working in ‘gender responsive’ ways. She claims these programs often do little besides training young girls to ‘have manners’ and ‘talk about their feelings,’ as opposed to critically understanding the ways in which gender functions. Schaffner suggests that gender-specific interventions should be responsive to young women’s lived realities, including experiences of racism and poverty.

 gender  juvenile-justice  public-policy

Bill of Health Rights for Incarcerated Girls
by Girl Talk & Health and Medicine Policy Research Group

This bill of rights was created through a participatory research and action project by young women who were incarcerated in Cook County’s Juvenile Temporary Detention Center. It has been used to support young women’s work to improve conditions within the detention center.

 activism  health  juvenile-justice