Measuring the Wrong Things: Incarcerated Girls Are Not ‘Statistically Insignificant’

Marie N. Williams, JJIE •

The opening plenary session was moderated by Marcia Levick, co-founder of the Juvenile Law Center, who was joined by Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner and the president of National Crittenton, Jeannette Pai-Espinosa. Speaking from their own unique perspectives, they finally coalesced around a theme that might be a new, useful framework for all our justice systems when considering how to address gender: equal treatment for women and girls is not equitable treatment.

About the Expert

Marsha Levick co-founded Juvenile Law Center in 1975. Throughout her legal career, Levick has been an advocate for children’s and women's rights and is a nationally recognized expert in juvenile law.