Similar to statewide trends, the majority of girls on the First Coast were committed for less serious offenses (i.e. misdemeanors and violations of probation) (64% of girls vs. 26% of boys).
Almost three in four girls who are locked up have diagnosed mental health problems related to the impact of trauma and violence. Addressing the need: Model Programming
Girls who are locked up from the First Coast community have experienced loss (e.g.; death of a primary caregiver, parent incarceration, abandonment).
Half of girls who are locked up have histories of sexual or physical abuse. See the Research