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

Check out this great article about Alameda County's Girl's Court program that appeared on the front page of the NY Times, above the fold!

The Girls’ Court was created in 2011, upon recognition by key stakeholders that young women in Alameda County had unique circumstances that brought them into the juvenile justice system. The Girls’ Court is a collaborative effort between the Public Defender’s Office, the District Attorney, the bench, Social Services, Probation, and a number of community-based agencies. The mission of the Girls’ Court is to provide a non-adversarial, trauma-informed courtroom that is focused on addressing the trauma, healing, and empowerment of young women through comprehensive case plans that address each young woman’s unique challenges.

Congratulations on the recognition for all your great work.

Read the full article here.