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Don't Turn Away from Injustice: Learn About the Heartbreaking Reality of the Abuse to Prison Pipeline for Girls

MISSSEY Receives Grant from Women’s Caucus Foundation

Pieper Lewis, a 15-year-old girl, was charged with first-degree murder for killing a man who drugged and raped her repeatedly over three days. Pieper's experience is just one example of the abuse to prison pipeline for girls.This ground-breaking report, released this month by Rights4Girls, examines how girls -particularly girls of color- are punished for the gender-based violence they suffer. After sentencing, the penal system robs them of access to critical support. Read Rights4Girls and the Georgetown Law Initiative on Gender Justice & Opportunity new release, Criminalized Survivors: Today's Abuse to Prison Pipeline for Girls.To learn about the criminalization of girls who experience sexual violence, please explore their previous publication: The Sexual Abuse to Prison Pipeline: The Girls' Story. This report raises awareness on how this system sends girls who suffer sexual violence into the carceral system, despite being child survivors.Join Rights4Girls and MISSSEY in our work to end the cycle of abuse and criminalization faced by girls who experience sexual violence. Reach out to us to learn more or to get involved in this critical fight for justice.