Systems fail to understand that girls involved in the justice system typically have a history of abuse, violence and neglect which lead them to act out in destructive ways. By treating these youth as criminals, instead of children who need help and guidance, we decrease their likelihood of success.​​​​​​​

Francine Sherman was asked to present her findings and the report at the White House in the Fall of 2015. Below is a presentation slide that she used to describe the path of girls in the juvenile justice system as well as an infographic that accompanied the report
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