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Report: Florida’s Education and Juvenile Justice Systems Are Failing Black Girls

The Children’s Campaign – Report: Florida’s Education and Juvenile Justice Systems Are Failing Black Girls

New research by the Delores Barr Weaver Policy Center, Sounding the Alarm: Criminalization of Black Girls in Florida, finds Black girls in Florida are disproportionately punished at nearly every disciplinary point in the education and juvenile justice systems. The findings are relevant to bringing forth the overdue justice and educational reforms needed to support the wellbeing of girls and young women.

Although Black girls account for just 21% of the girl population in Florida, they are more than two times overrepresented in:

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