Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Joan Flocks, Emily Calvin, Simone Chriss and Marina Prado-Steiman (University of Florida - Fredric G. Levin College of Law - Center for Governmental Responsibility, Florida Coalition against Domestic Violence, University of Florida, Levin College of Law, Students and Office of the Public Defender, 5th Judicial Circuit of Florida) have posted The Case for Trauma-Informed, Gender-Specific Prevention/Early Intervention Programming in Reducing Female Juvenile Delinquency in Florida (Northwestern Journal of Law and Social Policy, Vol. 12, No. 1, 2017) on SSRN. Here is the abstract:
This article describes the statutory recognition of the need for prevention/early intervention juvenile services in Florida that are both trauma-informed and gender-specific. It examines how childhood trauma can impact at-risk children and the gendered aspects of such trauma. The article then describes the PACE Centers for Girls, a Florida based school, currently undergoing a comprehensive evaluation, which attempts to incorporate elements that fulfill the statutory recommendations into its programming.