Marie Williams: Starting Small Key to More Gender-Responsive Juvenile Justice

 

Start Small: The Key to a More Gender-Responsive Juvenile Justice System

Juvenile Justice Information Exchange | April 3, 2017

By Marie N. Williams

On Jan. 21, hundreds of thousands of women gathered in Washington and other cities to send the message that “women’s rights are human rights.” The broad agenda for the marches included issues as disparate as LGBT rights, immigration reform, pay equality and even environmental protection.

Though very different, all were issues we have come to expect to see appended to a gender equality agenda. What we don’t often hear on the national stage is a call for broad reform of how women and girls are treated in the criminal and juvenile justice systems. Check out the full story on JJIE >>