Research Rewind: Girls in the Justice System

Research Rewind: Girls in the Justice System

October 2, 2023 | by Evident Change

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While juvenile crime rates have been dropping steadily for the last decade, girls have been the fastest-growing population for juvenile detention and residential placements. Research has indicated that girls are incarcerated for less serious offenses and are held longer in those institutions than boys. Director of Research Dr. Erin Espinosa‘s research on this topic was the subject of a past interview on National Public Radio; Dr. Espinosa continues her work in this area today at Evident Change.