Video: End the Sexual-Abuse-to-Prison Pipeline Panel
On November 2, 2016, The New York City Young Women’s Initiative brought together foundation, government, nonprofit, and community leaders to address the many needs of girls and young women and making specific recommendations aimed at reducing young women and girls’ interactions with the criminal justice system, increasing safety and respect for their rights and dignity during police interactions and while in custody, and reshaping responses to violence so they uphold young women’s survivorship, agency and resilience.
In a discussion developed by Philanthropy New York’s Funders of Women and Girls, members explored the ways in which we criminalize the responses of girls—especially girls of color—who have been sexually and physically abused, and what we can do to dismantle the abuse-to-prison-pipeline.
Deborah Jiang-Stein, Founder, The unPrison Project, Author, Prison Baby: A Memoir
Lindsay Rosenthal, Senior Program Associate and Gender Justice Fellow, Vera Institute of Justice
Malika Saada Saar, Senior Counsel on Civil and Human Rights, Google
Teresa Younger (Moderator), President and CEO, Ms. Foundation for Women