NYC Resilience, Opportunity, Safety, Education, Strength (ROSES) is a community-based program pairing girls involved with, or at risk for involvement with, the justice system with a highly trained advocate. Advocates work with and on behalf of their clients for 6-8 hours per week, for 10-15 weeks.
Girls’ Justice Initiative
Adolescent girls have become the fastest growing segment of the juvenile justice population. Although researchers and stakeholders have acknowledged the need to identify the distinct and complex pathways that contribute to the increasing rates of arrests among girls, there continues to be a dearth of research focused on, and gender-specific programming designed for girls in the juvenile justice system.
The overarching aim of our new project is to examine the setting-level characteristics and processes that occur in child welfare settings and explore their association with outcomes for youth. As the first study of setting characteristics of child welfare settings, it provides an important contribution to both the research and the policy/practice communities.