A Framework for Serving Girls in the Juvenile Justice System
Monday, June 24
3:00 PM-4:30 PM


The Ending the Incarceration of Girls Initiative, a collaborative effort by county probation departments, the VERA Institute and the Office of Youth and Community Restoration, aims to reduce and eliminate detention of female youth in the juvenile justice system. Panelists will share successful strategies and insights on how jurisdictions can implement trauma-responsive approaches to promote the wellbeing of girls and gender expansive youth.


  • Marcia Rincon-Gallardo, Chief of System Change and Equity Division, Office of Youth and Community Restoration
  • Lindsay Rosenthal, Program Director, Ending Girls’ Incarceration Initiative, Vera Institute of Justice
  • Nick Birchard, Chief Probation Officer, Santa Clara County Probation
  • Jessica Nowlan, President, Reimagine Freedom

HandoutsBreakout Session - Framework Serving Girls VERA - Slides