Publications & Recommended Reading List

Listening to Girls/Needs of Girls

Florida Governor’s Commission on the Status of Women Tenth Annual Report (2001).  Available at:

Patino, V., Ravoira, L., & Wolf, A. (2006). A rallying cry for change: Charting a new direction in the state of Florida’s response to girls in the juvenile justice system. Oakland, CA: National Council on Crime and Delinquency. Available at:

Ravoira, L., Patino Lydia, V., Graziano, J., Glesmann, C., & Baker, P. (2012). Voices from the Field: Findings from the NGI Listening Sessions. Jacksonville, FL: NCCD Center for Girls and Young Women. Available at:

Women’s Giving Alliance. (2012). Stronger Voices… Better Lives: Moving Women and Girls Forward. Available at:


Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. (1998). Guiding principles for promising female programming: An inventory of best practices. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Justice. Available at:

Bloom, B., & Covington, S. (2001). Effective gender-responsive interventions in juvenile justice: Addressing the lives of delinquent girls. Paper presented at the 2001 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology Atlanta, Georgia. Available at:

Matthews, B. & Hubbard, D. (2008). Moving Ahead: Five Essential Elements for Working Effectively With Girls.  Journal of Criminal Justice, 36(6), 494-502.  Available at:

System Reform

American Bar Association and the National Bar Association (2001). Justice by gender: The lack of appropriate prevention, diversion and treatment alternatives for girls in the juvenile justice system Available at:

Ravoira, L. (2009). Justice for girls: Blueprint for action. Children’s Campaign, Inc. Available at:

Ravoira, L., Graziano, J. & Patino Lydia, V. (2012). Urgent Work: Developing a Gender-Responsive Approach for Girls in the Juvenile Justice System. University Psychology, 11(4) Available at:

Watson, L, & Edelman, P. (2012). Improving the Juvenile Justice System for Girls: Lessons from the States. Georgetown Center on Poverty, Inequality and Public Policy. Available at:

Ravoira, L & Patino Lydia, V (2013). Strategic Training and Technical Assistance: A Framework for Reforming the Juvenile Justice System’s Treatment of Girls and Young Women.  Georgetown Journal on Poverty Law and Policy, Vol XX, No 2, 297-319 Available at:




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