These females often present with severe psychiatric symptoms that warrant psychiatric hospitalizations (Acoca
's research found less at-risk behavior and delinquency in girls who were in good health.
This sentiment has been echoed by others (Acoca
, 2008; Broadhurst, 2006).
The app has already surpassed 1.5 billion download from iPhone users which Acoca
foresees that "there's something big going on."
(9) See Leslie Acoca
, Investing in Girls: A 21st Century Strategy, 6 JUVENILE JUSTICE JOURNAL (Oct.
Gender-based determinants that deeply affect adolescent girls include their family history, sense of self in relation to their gender, a background of victimization both socially and personally, the availability of social networks, and variables associated with power and control variants (Acoca
Given this philosophy of punishment, more and more adolescents are being adjudicated as adults and placed in adult correctional facilities, where they are at increased risk of physical and sexual abuse (Acoca
, 1998; Schiraldi & Soler, 1998).
(2000) reports that one northeastern women's correctional facility, testing for AIDS has revealed between 25% and 30% of the women have tested positive for the AIDS virus.
If women are dying, what does it matter what other programs there are?" says Leslie Acoca
, a former researcher with the National Council on Crime and Delinquency and president of In Our Daughters' Hands, in San Francisco.
(38) See LESLIE ACOCA
& KELLY DEDEL, NAT'L COUNCIL ON CRIME & DELINQUENCY, NO PLACE TO HIDE: UNDERSTANDING AND MEETING THE NEEDS OF GIRLS IN THE CALIFORNIA JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM 6 (1998), available at http://www.justiceforallgirls.org/resources/No%20Place%20To%20Hide.pdf.
, "Defusing the Time Bomb: Understanding and