We Deserve Safety: Ending the Criminalization of Women & Girls of Color

Sep 29, 2017
  • Description

This briefing paper describes unique and particular ways in which girls and women of color experience racial profiling and criminalization across a range of situations and settings. Where available, we have referenced studies and reports that document patterns, trends, and statistical comparisons between racial and ethnic groups. Because the experiences of girls and women of color are so often overlooked in formal research settings, we also reference news articles and media accounts to illustrate their experiences. Where publicly available, we have included names to ensure that their stories and experiencesare humanized and not forgotten.