SF District Attorney

Pathways to Delinquency & Risk Taking for Girls & Young Women

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Girls represent approximately 30% of youth in the juvenile justice system but their trajectory into and out of the system is very different than boys. Histories of trauma, adolescent risk-taking and survival
behaviors, as well as the relational aspects of criminal behaviors inform how we can support young women to be safe, healthy and out of the system. This training provides an overview of risk-factors, risk-taking
and delinquency patterns for girls and young women.