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Laurie Schaffner, Shelley Shick, and Nancy Stein

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Changing Policy in San Francisco: Girls in the Juvenile Justice System

Laurie Schaffner, Shelley Shick, and Nancy Stein conducted interviews with girls held in the San Francisco juvenile facility to develop policy recommendations for the City’s juvenile justice system, with surprising results. Girls are too often overlooked in discussions of juvenile justice both in terms of analyzing youth crime and in developing programs and policies to address it. New efforts to redesign San Francisco’s system include recommendations from this study.

criminal justice system; juvenile correctional institutions; women — young; women and crime; women prisoners

Citation: Social Justice Vol. 24, No. 4 (1997): 187-211