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State & Youth, Part II: Girls and Juvenile Justice

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State & Youth, Part II: Girls and Juvenile Justice

State & Youth, Part II: Girls and Juvenile Justice

State & Youth, Part II: Girls and Juvenile Justice

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The numbers on delinquency among girls are alarming. They're the fastest growing population group entering juvenile detention, and many of them become repeat offenders. Join host Neal Conan and his guests to discuss why these numbers are rising so quickly and how an unprepared juvenile justice system is responding. Guests:

Meda Chesney-Lind
*Professor, Women's Studies Program at the University of Hawaii

Gary Lacey
*County Prosecutor for Lancaster County Nebraska

Francine Sherman
*Director of the Juvenile Rights Advocacy Project at Boston College Law School
*Law professor

Diane Giddings
*Formerly at the Adrian Training School for Girls in Adrian, Mich. (one of the toughest facilities for juvenile girls in Michigan)
*She now volunteers there as a big sister
*Youth member on the board of the Coalition for Juvenile Justice; takes part in a committee that evaluates programs.
*Mother of three children

Allen Jensen
*Administrator of the Youth Rehabilitation and Treatment Center for girls in Geneva, Neb.