A new report by the advocacy group Rights4Girls and the Georgetown Juvenile Justice Initiative reveals that black girls are 30 times more likely to be arrested in D.C. than white youth.

A new report by the advocacy group Rights4Girls and the Georgetown Juvenile Justice Initiative reveals that black girls are 30 times more likely to be arrested in D.C. than white youth.

While arrests of boys in D.C. are dropping, arrests for girls, and black girls in particular, are rising. They’re also arrested at younger ages, and for less violent crimes, than their male counterparts. We talk to the author of a new report that digs into the numbers and a young woman who experienced the juvenile justice system firsthand.

Guests

  • Eduardo Ferrer Policy Director, The Georgetown Juvenile Justice Initiative; @EduardoRFerrer
  • Nataly Del Valle Youth Peer Advocate, D.C. Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services (DYRS)

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