The Georgetown Law Center on Poverty and Inequality works with policymakers, researchers, advocates, and youth to develop effective policies and practices that alleviate poverty and inequality in the United States. We author and widely disseminate in-depth reports, conduct research, host conferences, and lead national youth-centered coalitions and working groups. Our work analyzes challenges and proposes solutions to help youth thrive, reaching a national audience through a broad dissemination strategy resourced at the law school.
The Center’s Initiative on Gender Justice & Opportunity trains a spotlight on low-income girls and girls of color, working to address the unique rates and form of trauma that girls experience; improve girls’ education access and outcomes; and reduce girls’ rate of contact with the juvenile justice system. Our ultimate goal is to promote girls’ health and wellness, and support them to thrive free of intersectional discrimination.