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Moderator, Youth In Prison: The Reality Of The System, Francine Sherman Apr 2013

Moderator, Youth In Prison: The Reality Of The System, Francine Sherman

Francine T. Sherman

On April 30, 2013, Professor Sherman served as the moderator for the Youth in Prison: The Reality of the System at Boston College. The panel discussed the realities of the prison system and efforts being implemented to create positive change.


Partcipant, Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative Inter-Site Conference, Francine Sherman Apr 2013

Partcipant, Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative Inter-Site Conference, Francine Sherman

Francine T. Sherman

Professor Sherman participated in two workshops, Reducing Disparities at the Intersection of Gender, Race and Ethnicity and Eliminating the Use of Detention for Commercially Sexually Exploited Children, at the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative Inter-site Conference held in Atlanta, Georgia.


Making Detention Reform Work For Girls: A Guide To Juvenile Detention Reform, Francine Sherman, Richard Mendel, Angela Irvine Mar 2013

Making Detention Reform Work For Girls: A Guide To Juvenile Detention Reform, Francine Sherman, Richard Mendel, Angela Irvine

Francine T. Sherman

Throughout the nation, court-involved girls frequently pose minimal risk to public safety but suffer with significant social service needs. Data on detention utilization show that girls are being disproportionately detained for misdemeanors, status offenses and technical violations of probation and parole. In short, many girls enter detention for the wrong reasons and many remain in detention for extended periods harmful to them and contrary to best practice.

This practice guide responds to a call from both mature and new sites from within the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI) network, which continue to find that effectively serving and supervising girls is ...


Speaker, Workshop Organizer, Moderator And Presenter, Francine Sherman Dec 2012

Speaker, Workshop Organizer, Moderator And Presenter, Francine Sherman

Francine T. Sherman

Professor Sherman has served as a Speaker, Workshop Organizer, Moderator, and Presenter for a range of workshops on topics related to detention reform and girls at the Annie E. Casey Foundation Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative Annual Conferences since 2000.


Panelist, Stop The Pipeline To Prison: Create Educational Opportunities, Jobs And Wealth, Francine Sherman Nov 2012

Panelist, Stop The Pipeline To Prison: Create Educational Opportunities, Jobs And Wealth, Francine Sherman

Francine T. Sherman

No abstract provided.


Justice For Girls: Are We Making Progress?, Francine Sherman Jul 2012

Justice For Girls: Are We Making Progress?, Francine Sherman

Francine T. Sherman

Over the course of more than a century, structural gender bias has been a remarkably durable feature of United States juvenile justice systems. Consequently, as these systems have developed over the years, reducing gender bias and addressing girls in helpful, rather than harmful, ways has required specific and concerted efforts on the part of federal and state governments. Currently, there are a number of positive trends in juvenile justice, including policy and practice that is increasingly developmentally centered and data-driven. The question for those focused on girls in the juvenile justice system is how to ensure that girls are the ...


Advisory Board Member, Francine Sherman Jun 2012

Advisory Board Member, Francine Sherman

Francine T. Sherman

No abstract provided.


Visiting Lecturer, Francine Sherman Apr 2012

Visiting Lecturer, Francine Sherman

Francine T. Sherman

No abstract provided.


Testimony, Institute Of Medicine Workshops: Commercial Sexual Exploitation Of Children/Sex Trafficking, Francine Sherman Feb 2012

Testimony, Institute Of Medicine Workshops: Commercial Sexual Exploitation Of Children/Sex Trafficking, Francine Sherman

Francine T. Sherman

No abstract provided.


Moderator And Speaker, The Legal Lives Of Girls, Francine Sherman Feb 2012

Moderator And Speaker, The Legal Lives Of Girls, Francine Sherman

Francine T. Sherman

No abstract provided.


Symposium Speaker, Overpoliced And Underprotected: Women, Race And Criminalization, Francine Sherman Jan 2012

Symposium Speaker, Overpoliced And Underprotected: Women, Race And Criminalization, Francine Sherman

Francine T. Sherman

No abstract provided.


Foreword, Francine T. Sherman, William Talley Jr Jan 2012

Foreword, Francine T. Sherman, William Talley Jr

Francine T. Sherman

No abstract provided.


Member, Board Of Directors, Francine Sherman Dec 2011

Member, Board Of Directors, Francine Sherman

Francine T. Sherman

No abstract provided.


Board President, Artistic Noise, Inc. (2009-Present), Francine Sherman Dec 2011

Board President, Artistic Noise, Inc. (2009-Present), Francine Sherman

Francine T. Sherman

No abstract provided.


Technical Assistance Provider, Francine Sherman Dec 2011

Technical Assistance Provider, Francine Sherman

Francine T. Sherman

Authored Detention Reform and Girls: Challenges and Solutions: JDAI Pathway #13 (2005) and Making Detention Reform Work for Girls: JDAI Practice Guide #5 (2012), provide technical assistance to JDAI sites nationally to reduce detention for girls and improve their conditions of confinement, assess jurisdictions’ use of detention for girls, regularly organize and present JDAI workshops.


Member, National Advisory Committee On Violence Against Women, Francine Sherman Dec 2011

Member, National Advisory Committee On Violence Against Women, Francine Sherman

Francine T. Sherman

Appointed by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to advise Departments of Justice and Health and Human Services on how to improve U.S. response to violence against women with a focus on children and teens. Served as Chair of Sub-Committee on Prevention and Social Change. (Report forthcoming, 2012).


Moderator, Questions Of Social Justice, Francine Sherman Oct 2011

Moderator, Questions Of Social Justice, Francine Sherman

Francine T. Sherman

No abstract provided.


Featured Speaker, The Legal Lives Of Girls, Francine Sherman Oct 2011

Featured Speaker, The Legal Lives Of Girls, Francine Sherman

Francine T. Sherman

No abstract provided.


The System Response To The Commercial Sexual Exploitation Of Girls, Francine Sherman, Lisa Grace Dec 2010

The System Response To The Commercial Sexual Exploitation Of Girls, Francine Sherman, Lisa Grace

Francine T. Sherman

This chapter, which is written from the perspectives of law, public health, and social work, examines the system’s response to the commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC), focusing on girls. It describes the issue and then examine the range of international, federal, state, and local laws and policies, aimed at aiding and enhancing prosecution of perpetrators of CSEC (i.e., pimps, johns), and at providing protection and services to its victims. The chapter argues that, as state and local authorities implement practice and policy for this population, the two central goals—law enforcement and victim protection—may conflict, creating ...


Children's Rights And Relationships: A Legal Framework, Francine Sherman, Hon. Jay Blitzman Dec 2010

Children's Rights And Relationships: A Legal Framework, Francine Sherman, Hon. Jay Blitzman

Francine T. Sherman

This chapter provides an overview of United States children’s law, framed both in terms of autonomy-based and needs-based rights, and by the legal dynamic among child, parent, and state. The chapter highlights the law of juvenile justice and child welfare systems, and also examines law relevant to education and health care, two central institutions for children. The chapter proceeds ecologically, acknowledging that children’s lives, including their legal lives, are related to their families, communities, and the social institutions surrounding them. As such the chapter provides a readable introduction to children’s relationship with the law for both lawyers ...


The Role Of Gender In Youth Systems: Grace's Story, Francine Sherman, Jessica Greenstone Dec 2010

The Role Of Gender In Youth Systems: Grace's Story, Francine Sherman, Jessica Greenstone

Francine T. Sherman

This chapter —written from a legal and developmental perspective —describes the experiences of ‘‘Grace,’’ a teenage girl involved with multiple public systems, including juvenile justice. Through detailed analysis of primary interview data with Grace and others responsible for her care and supervision, and of court case material. The chapter sheds light on how Grace’s actions were interpreted and the responses they evoked. The case study includes recommendations for implementing gender-responsive principles across these systems.


Juvenile Justice: Advancing Research, Policy, And Practice, Francine Sherman, Francine Jacobs Dec 2010

Juvenile Justice: Advancing Research, Policy, And Practice, Francine Sherman, Francine Jacobs

Francine T. Sherman

This accessible, edited volume reflects the multiplisciplinary, multisectoral nature of juvenile justice, including chapters by leaders in the fields of child development, law, public health, education, advocacy, and public administration. The voices of scholars, parents, administrators, and youth are woven into its fabric; it offers several complementary theoretical lenses through which to understand the behavior of youth involved with the juvenile justice system, and provides a range of promising and proven practical approaches to juvenile justice policy, programming, and evaluation.

The book is organized ecologically into four sections: Framing the Issues, Understanding Individual Youth, Understanding Youth in Context, and Working ...


Gender Matters In Juvenile Justice, Francine Sherman, Meda Chesney-Lind Dec 2010

Gender Matters In Juvenile Justice, Francine Sherman, Meda Chesney-Lind

Francine T. Sherman

No abstract provided.


Award Recipient, Germaine Lawrence Women Of Excellence, Francine Sherman Oct 2010

Award Recipient, Germaine Lawrence Women Of Excellence, Francine Sherman

Francine T. Sherman

No abstract provided.


Macarthur Foundation, Consultant, Francine Sherman Aug 2010

Macarthur Foundation, Consultant, Francine Sherman

Francine T. Sherman

Consulted on ways to incorporate girls' issues into MacArthur Foundation juvenile justice grant-making


Featured Speaker, Girls In The United States Justice System, Francine Sherman Nov 2009

Featured Speaker, Girls In The United States Justice System, Francine Sherman

Francine T. Sherman

No abstract provided.


Featured Speaker, Social Welfare V. Social Control: Juvenile Justice In The United States, Francine Sherman Nov 2009

Featured Speaker, Social Welfare V. Social Control: Juvenile Justice In The United States, Francine Sherman

Francine T. Sherman

No abstract provided.


Massachusetts Department Of Youth Services, Spectrum Girls Facility Self-Assessment Team Member, Francine Sherman Jul 2009

Massachusetts Department Of Youth Services, Spectrum Girls Facility Self-Assessment Team Member, Francine Sherman

Francine T. Sherman

No abstract provided.


Dys Facility Self-Assessment Team Member, Francine Sherman Jul 2009

Dys Facility Self-Assessment Team Member, Francine Sherman

Francine T. Sherman

No abstract provided.


Moderator, Clark County Girls Symposium On Commercial Sexual Exploitation, Francine Sherman Jul 2009

Moderator, Clark County Girls Symposium On Commercial Sexual Exploitation, Francine Sherman

Francine T. Sherman

Assisted Las Vegas and surrounding county to reduce the use of detention for girls and address the needs of sexually exploited girls.