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Juvenile Arrests, 2016

This bulletin describes the latest trends in arrests involving juveniles (youth younger than age 18) covering the period from 1980 to 2016, based on analyses of data from the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Uniform Crime Reporting Program.…
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Understanding the Unique Challenges of Female Incarceration – The Sentencing Project

The number of incarcerated women stands nearly eight times higher than in 1980, with over 200,000 women behind bars. There are over 7,000 girls, predominantly girls of color, in youth confinement around the country. Analyzing female incarceration…
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Suspensions Are Not Support: The Disciplining of Preschoolers With Disabilities – Center for American Progress

A new report from the Center for American Progress (CAP) has found that children with disabilities are more likely to be suspended or expelled from preschool. CAP outlines its findings as follows: Children with behavioral problems are 43…
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Gender Injustice: System-Level Juvenile Justice Reforms for Girls

Earlier this month, the Vera Institute of Justice hosted a seminar titled "Gender Injustice: System-Level Juvenile Justice Reforms for Girls," with a focus on family violence. Read more.
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Child Welfare Involvement Linked to Increased Severity of Punishment for Youth, Study Finds – The Chronicle of Social Change

A May 2016 study, “Juvenile justice sentencing: Do gender and child welfare involvement matter?”, found that, when committing the same crime, girls and children who had been in the child welfare system were 56 percent more likely to be…