Category Archives: Gender

Girls — What Are Their Needs and Issues?

The Status of Girls in Indiana 2013 was prepared by faculty and students from Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame, Indiana.  The paper focuses on demographics, education, physical health, media usage and its impact, reproductive health, substance and alcohol abuse, … Continue reading

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Girls in the Juvenile System

The majority of girls in the juvenile justice system are alleged to have committed status offenses or misdemeanors, or for a probation violation.  For instance, 75% of the runaways are girls.  Advocates argue that the behaviors that draw these girls … Continue reading

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