NCCD Partners on Project to Study Girls’ Detention Data
NCCD is partnering with the Delores Barr Weaver Policy Center in Jacksonville, Florida, to conduct analyses of Florida Department of Juvenile Justice detention data on girls. Results will be used to drive an education campaign for candidates running for statewide office in an effort to make justice-involved girls part of their policy agendas.
The project, which is supported by the Jessie Ball duPont Fund and began in May, will include site visits to juvenile assessment centers to interview staff and girls, analysis of detention data, meetings with candidates, community briefings, and media outreach. After Florida’s statewide election in November, more meetings will take place with newly elected officials, and their policy platforms will be monitored regarding juvenile justice reform. The project will wrap up with a brief based on data analysis and the sharing of findings in multiple formats.