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Proportion Of Girls In Juvenile Justice System Is Going Up, Studies Find

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Proportion Of Girls In Juvenile Justice System Is Going Up, Studies Find

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Proportion Of Girls In Juvenile Justice System Is Going Up, Studies Find

Proportion Of Girls In Juvenile Justice System Is Going Up, Studies Find

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Girls have been the fastest growing segment of the juvenile detention population since the 1990s. Now, new research is showing that they are also incarcerated for longer periods, and also for less serious offenses than boys are. Lead author Erin Espinosa explains.