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November 07, 2015 Practice Points

Dismantling the Sexual Abuse-to-Prison Pipeline

By Cathy Krebs

The Center for the Study of Social Policy has released a report titled "Dismantling the Pipeline: Addressing the Needs of Young Women and Girls of Color Involved in Intervening Public Systems." The report focuses on the disparities that girls of color face within public systems and showcases policies that work to stop the sexual abuse to prison pipeline and instead improve outcomes for this vulnerable population. The report also outlines what additional data is needed to flesh out this issue.

Cathy Krebs is the committee manager of the Children's Rights Litigation Committee at the ABA Section of Litigation in Washington, D.C.

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