National Clearinghouse on Homeless Youth and Families

Unintended Consequences: Addressing the Impact of Domestic Violence Mandatory and Pro-Arrest Policies and Practices on Girls and Young Women

Sherman, F.T.
Published: March, 2015
Paper/Research Report
The National Crittenton Foundation

This report from the National Girls Initiative summarizes a roundtable discussion that included advocates and policymakers representing the communities of violence against women and juvenile justice reform for girls. The discussion focused on the unintended consequences and impact of mandatory and pro-arrest domestic violence policies on females and the disproportionate impact on communities of color. This report presents the roundtable's shared principles and identifies areas of future policy and practice reform through collaboration among the different advocacy communities



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