Status of Females in the Juvenile Justice System, 2007

(2007) Status of Females in the Juvenile Justice System, 2007. Human Rights, Department of


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On October 12th 2007, the inaugural Girls’ Summit on females in the juvenile justice system was held. This Summit brought together key decision makers in an exploration of research and data. Those who attended were also asked to make recommendations regarding a course of action. This report represents an effort to improve our response to these young women in Iowa. It highlights pertinent information covered at the Summit as well as resulting conclusions and recommendations. On behalf of the Iowa Gender Specific Services Task Force and the participants of the Girls’ Summit, it is my hope that this report will serve as a road map for necessary improvements as well as a means to reinforce the effective tools that are already in place. There are differences that exist between young women and young men in the juvenile justice system and the efficacy of professionals rests heavily on a better understanding of these differences and how they impact the justice system response.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Iowa Woman, Woman, Girls Summit
Subjects: Social issues and programs > Civil and human rights
Social issues and programs
Social issues and programs > Children and youth
ID Code: 5937
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 17 Jan 2008
Last Modified: 17 Jan 2008