The Policy Center advances the rights of girls', justice reform, gender equity, and system accountability through research based community solutions, and bold policy informed by girls.

Leading the Justice
for Girls Reform Movement


•27 original reports informing advocacy, programs, and training including:

•Justice for Girls' Blueprint: The Way Forward For Florida (2022) •Sounding the Alarm: Criminalization of Black Girls in Florida (2021)

•In Harm's Way: Child Abuse, Child Rape, and Sex Trafficking (2014)


Passed 5 laws in partnership with the Children’s Campaign:

1. Child Marriage Ban (2018)
2. Confidentiality of Juvenile Records (2016)
3. Expungement of Records for Minors (2016)
4. Civil Citations Expanded (2015)
5. Protection of Safe Harbor for child sex trafficking survivors (2014)


•3,000 professionals/students in justice system, law enforcement, education, and health fields trained.

• 100+ annual participants in See the Girl Summit.

•Customized trainings include: Anti-Human Trafficking, Girl-Centered Practice, and Advocacy

National Recognition

• Girl Matters: It's Elementary replicated in three Virginia Schools.

• System Reform Model featured in Georgetown Journal on Poverty & Law (2013)

• Accelerating Change Award by the Center for The Study of Social Policy (2017)

•SAVVY Curriculum adapted in four states

•Featured at Clinton Foundation Activation Summit (2015)


• Five Model Programs created to divert girls from initial or deeper justice system involvement
• 79% reduction in Duval County girls' incarceration rate through programming interventions.
• $8.2M savings to Florida through Continuity of Care Model by diverting girls from incarceration .

•3,000 girls and young women served since inception

Public Awareness

• See the Girl Day recognized by the City of Jacksonville, Florida

• PBS News Hour (2015), CBS 48 Hours (2018)

•Staff serve as trusted subject matter experts for media, community, and academic institutions