July 17, 2015
A new report from the Human Rights Projects for Girls and Georgetown Law Center on Poverty and Inequality calls for an overhaul of the U.S. criminal justice system “to identify and treat sexual abuse trauma that lies at the root of victimized girls’ arrests, particularly girls of color.”
This summer, we’ve trained HUNDREDS of adults in how to recognize, react and respond to child sexual abuse through our standing as “Partner in Prevention” with Darkness to Light. We know those individuals trained will go out into our Northern Virginia communities to keep childhood safe for many. But we also know child sexual abuse prevention goes well beyond childhood – that this is about creating a community where girls and boys and grown men and women can thrive.
This article gives excellent insight as to how child sexual abuse in years past relates to women in prison today: http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/07/10/us-usa-justice-girls-idUSKCN0PK19I20150710