PBS News Weekend

Season 4, Episode 21 of 99

On Saturday, NewsHour Weekend examines a pressing issue in our nation's juvenile justice system. Experts say that girls, who now make up a much larger portion of incarcerated youth than in decades past, have often been the victims of trauma and abuse. However, the system is not well-equipped to meet their mental-health needs. Now, programs in Jacksonville, Florida, aim to provide diversion and counseling to improve their outcomes. NewsHour's Megan Thompson reports.

Previously Aired

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9/12/2015
4 p.m.
9/12/2015
7 p.m.
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