Research must inform policy & practices

Our programs, training, and policy recommendations are grounded in research.

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We are committed to research that is grounded in the lived experiences of girls and young women.

The Policy Center conducts primary research studies, secondary data analyses, and monitors local, statewide, and national data trends through a girl-centered and racial equity lens.

We use our research to help communities better understand the issues affecting girls and policymakers understand changes needed to improve girls’ wellbeing and future opportunities.

Scroll down to access our research studies, briefing reports, data trends, and the impact of our programming models keeping girls from going deeper into the justice system.

Quick Facts

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Statewide, almost half of girls (45%) in lock up are committed for less serious offenses compared to one-in-four boys (24%).

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Girls who are locked up from the First Coast community have experienced loss.

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In Duval County, more than half of girls who are locked up have histories of sexual or physical abuse.

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Three in four girls who are locked up on the First Coast have diagnosed mental health problems related to the impact of trauma and violence.