A Court’s All-Hands Approach Aids Girls Most at Risk

January 31, 2014 | by Patricia Leigh Brown | The New York Times

Joining the network of Girls Courts around the country, the Alameda County Girls Court was founded two and a half years ago for young women considered most at risk, especially those who has been forced into prostitution. The court works to direct vulnerable girls to social service agencies and away from prosecution. The Girls Court is part of a national movement to address the sex trafficking of minors domestically, many who are victims of abuse.

Joining the network of Girls Courts around the country, the Alameda County Girls Court was founded two and a half years ago for young women considered most at risk, especially those who has been forced into prostitution. The court works to direct vulnerable girls to social service agencies and away from prosecution. The Girls Court is part of a national movement to address the sex trafficking of minors domestically, many who are victims of abuse.

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