Policy Statement at White House Convening Supporting System-Involved Girls of Color

Administrator Listenbee Announces Policy Statement at White House Convening Supporting System-Involved Girls of Color

On October 28, 2015, OJJDP Administrator Robert L. Listenbee announced at a White House convening the OJJDP policy statement supporting underrepresented girls and young women of color in the juvenile justice system. The event brought together stakeholders for a discussion on improving policies and practices to interrupt the sexual abuse/trauma-to-prison pipeline of girls and young women of color in the juvenile justice system. The policy guidance outlines OJJDP’s commitment to addressing the needs of system-involved girls and young women of color through technical assistance, grants, research, and data collection. It also includes eight focus areas for states, tribes, and local communities to improve system and programmatic responses.

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