The National Girls Institute conducted 64 listening sessions to hear from at-risk or juvenile system-involved girls, their parents/caregivers, professionals, and community stakeholders. A key goal was to assess training, technical assistance, and informational needs of state, tribal, and local entities serving girls and their families. Girls have become the fastest-growing segment of the juvenile justice system, in part because programs and interventions often inadequately address their unique needs.
The report, "Voices From the Field: Findings From the NGI Listening Sessions," describes the results and implications. It lays out recommendations for better serving girls and creating better outcomes.
The Institute is a partnership of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and the National Council on Crime and Delinquency.
For more information about National Girls Institute, please visit the NGI Web site.
The Michigan Department of Human Services and the Michigan Committee on Juvenile Justice commissioned the development of the "Creating Resiliency in Girls" curriculum to better meet the needs of girls. To learn more about the curriculum, click here.