Tuesday, January 02, 2007

surprise suprise

there is a BIG void when it comes to helping at-risk teenage grrrls. are you surprised? i'm sure not. we're second class citizens from the time we're born until the time we die. at least the state recognizes there IS a problem here

many of these grrrls do NOT belong in niantic. they belong where they can get not only help BUT KINDNESS and UNDERSTANDING and PROTECTION

Child advocates say services falling short for teen girls

(Hartford-AP, Jan. 1, 2007 8:45 PM) _ Connecticut child-welfare advocates say at-risk teen girls need better services and intervention programs.
That comes as more teen girls are being sent to York Correctional Institution in Niantic, the state's women's prison.
Authorities say many of those girls would be better off in treatment and intervention programs, but that there aren't enough available.
Also, they say many of the girls were abused or neglected, and that the current problems might have been avoided if the state could have helped them more when they were victimized.
Advocates have been calling for more services for troubled girls since 2003.
That's when the state closed Long Lane School, the state's only maximum-security program for delinquent girls. ............

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