New Report: Fight for Our Girls by the Center for the Study of Social Policy’s Alliance for Racial Equity in Child Welfare

Through this series, Fight for Our Girls, the Center for the Study of Social Policy’s Alliance for Racial Equity in Child Welfare seeks to radically shift the narrative surrounding girls of color and status offenses from a focus on delinquency and misbehavior to structural discrimination, trauma and youth well-being. Released over the next year, the series of briefs will promote programs, policies and initiatives aimed at developing a trauma-informed approach to addressing status offenses and supporting the ability of girls of color to thrive.

The briefs in this series will:

  • Unpack the role that trauma plays in girls of color committing status offenses
  • Dissect structural misogynoir (combined racial and gender bias) in system decision-making and explore promising practices in addressing the needs of girls of color
  • Explore the intersections between race, gender, sexual orientation and gender identity for girls of color facing intervening public system involvement due to status offenses
  • Develop a set of trauma-informed recommendations useful to states and jurisdictions working to support the ability of girls of color involved in intervening public systems to thrive

Read the first brief and stay tuned to cssp.org for series updates.