Gender Justice Reform

Women and Girls’ Justice - Advancing gender-responsive, trauma-informed strategies to address the needs of justice-involved women and girls.

  • Majority of women in the correction system are women and girls of color; in 2012, Latinas comprised 70% of the County’s female ward population
  • Often come from families and communities that are economically challenged and/or have multi-system involvement
  • Tend to have significant histories of trauma
  • Has the highest risk for continued victimization
  • An estimated 40% of detained girls identify as LGBTQ (NCCD)
  • Are the fastest growing segment of the criminal justice system

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