FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Delores Barr Weaver Policy Center launches new website
JACKSONVILLE, FL – June 4, 2014– The Delores Barr Weaver Policy Center has launched its new website, www.seethegirl.org.
The website is mobile responsive and features a blog and calendar of events with community briefings and training opportunities. The website also features local resources for parents and girls and research briefs including trends in girls’ involvement in the justice system, positive and negative influences of family members on girls’ body image and best practices for working with victims of sex trafficking.
As a national model for a gender-responsive, community-specific approach to juvenile justice reform, the Policy Center advocates for policies and practices that best support the complex needs of girls in the juvenile justice and foster care systems.
“We recognize that our community’s future is being shaped by a generation of girls and young women, many of whom are made invisible because we don’t see them,” said Dr. Lawanda Ravoira, president and CEO, “We don’t see or hear from these girls and young women because they’re locked behind razor wire.” Between 2012 and 2013, more girls were arrested in Duval, Clay and Nassau Counties than were arrested in Miami-Dade, Hillsborough and Broward Counties combined.
The Policy Center is a resource for research, model programming and advocacy for girls who are involved in the juvenile justice and child welfare systems.
Contact: Blythe Duckworth
1022 Park St. Ste. 301
Jacksonville, FL 32204