Dismantle pathways to criminalization and confinement for Black women and girls.

Racial and gender inequities are embedded in U.S. systems and institutions. These inequities produce unjust barriers and disadvantages that increase Black women and girls’ risk of coming in contact with law enforcement, courts, and places of confinement. It is critical that we study and understand risk and protective factors to create interventions and advance policy that build avenues to success and well-being for Black women and girls.

Issues we address

  • School-to-confinement pathways

  • Foster care-to-confinement pathways

  • Culturally and gender-affirming programs

Featured work


  • Trauma-Informed Schools Learning Network for Girls of Color 

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