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The Unintended Consequences of Domestic Violence Arrest Policies on Girls (Webinar)
July 25, 2016
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), U.S. Department of Justice
National Girls Initiative (NGI)
City: 3:00-4:30 p.m. ET
Country: Satellite/Web Based
Event Site: Online
In many jurisdictions, simple assault, much of which is home-based, is the most common offense among girls arrested and detained. This webinar will put this issue into the larger contexts of girls in the juvenile justice system and of laws and practices designed to address domestic violence among adults.

The presenters will also discuss promising laws and practices to prevent all youth from entering the justice system for in-home assault and to divert them out of the system once arrested.

Learning Objectives:
- Understand how girls (and boys) enter the juvenile justice system for behavior arising out of in-home violence or chaos.
- Understand the role of data collection and analysis in describing the issue and crafting targeted solutions.
- Identify reforms, which apply to their jurisdiction, to reduce the arrest and detention of youth for in-home assault or battery.
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