Early Sexual Abuse, Chronic Aversive Stress ➪ School Failure ➪ Sexual Exploitation ➪ Prison.
Girls arrested for running away and truancy are usually survivors of trauma and abuse.
Currently, the Juvenile Justice System often places girls at further risk of victimization.
12% of African-American girls and 7% of Native American girls are suspended each year; compared to 6% of white boys and 2% of white girls.
Many of these girls are disproportionately funneled through the juvenile justice system.
To facilitate pathways to education, employment, and economic prosperity, we need accurate data.
This data should be shared across systems and utilized for prevention and to deliver effective service.
Email info@HelpGirlsOfColor.org with your data contributions.