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An Online Resource Library on Gender-Based Violence.

Investing in Girls: A 21st Century Strategy

General Material
Published Date
October, 1999

This document is comprised of several articles on issues related to girls in the juvenile justice system including ways 'at-risk' girls continue to be misunderstood and underserved.

"Investing in Girls: A 21st Century Strategy," describes the importance of addressing the needs of victimized adolescent girls in order to halt the intergenerational cycle of family fragmentation and crime.

"The Female Intervention Team"(FIT) looks at a Maryland gender-specific probation program with diverse services addressing female offenders' needs.

"The National Girls' Caucus" describes ways to ensure equitable treatment for girls in the juvenile justice system.

The In Brief section examines "The Juvenile Rights Advocacy Project" and offers training and technical assistance resources and publications related to girls.

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