Monday, July 20, 2015

History of Abuse Seen in Many Girls in Juvenile System
"As many as 80 percent of the girls in some states’ juvenile justice systems have a history of sexual or physical abuse, according to a report released Thursday. The report, a rare examination of their plight, recommends that girls who have been sexually trafficked no longer be arrested on prostitution charges.

The study, 'The Sexual Abuse to Prison Pipeline: The Girls’ Story,' found that sexual abuse was among the primary predictors of girls’ involvement with juvenile justice systems, but that the systems were ill-equipped to identify or treat the problem."

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