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Congresswoman Karen Bass

Representing the 37th District of California

Girls and Juvenile Justice

Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Judiciary Committee Hearing Room (Rayburn 2237)
Washington, DC 20515
United States

Over 250,000 girls were arrested in 2013 according to FBI records. This briefing will focus on strategies to improve the quality of life for these girls including building trust, improving education, ensuring good representation and changing how we view girls who have experienced trauma. Panelists will also discuss the role of good data towards improving outcomes and conditions for girls in the incarceration system. 

Panelists include: Moderator: The Honorable Donna Quigley Groman Supervising Judge, Kenyon Juvenile Justice Center, Los Angeles Esche L. Jackson Anti-Recidivism Coalition The Honorable Judge Joan Byer Circuit Court Judge, Family Division, Jefferson County, Kentucky Sonya Brown Boys Town The Honorable Patricia Martin Presiding Judge, Child Protection Division, Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois Haley Marie Ceasar PACE Center for Girls