Care experienced girls and young women still at risk of unnecessary criminalisation

“Over a third of care-experienced participants reported their first justice system contact occurred whilst in care. Of these, 11 were in children’s homes at the time of this contact, and over-criminalisation for minor offences in children’s homes was a common theme.”

‘Disrupting the Routes between Care and Custody for Girls and Women’ is a hard-hitting report co-authored by Dr Julie Shaw from the School of Justice Studies at Liverpool John Moores University, alongside lead author Dr Claire Fitzpatrick and Dr Katie Hunter, from the Centre for Child and Family Justice Research at Lancaster University, and Dr Jo Staines, of the University of Bristol.

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Liverpool John Moores University Press Release Source: Care experienced girls and young women still at risk of unnecessary criminalisation | Liverpool John Moores University

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