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Girls and Women in the System

Black Girls Matter: Pushed out, Overpoliced, and Underprotected

The research reflected in this report was designed to elevate the voices of Black girls and other girls of color affected by punitive policies so as to deepen our understanding of the ways they experience inhospitable educational environments and to produce recommendations designed to eliminate those inequities. Towards this end, the Center for Intersectionality and Social Policy Studies (CISPS) conducted focus groups and stakeholder interviews in Boston and New York City between September 2012 and August 2013. An analysis of reported data on school discipline was undertaken by the African American Policy Forum (AAPF) with the support of analysts at UCLA Law School.

Gender-Responsive Policy

This report focuses on correctional policy and procedures that differ based on male and female offenders. The majority deals with areas of physical and mental health, substance abuse and its risks. In addition it mentions other inconsistencies in the management of these offenders.