Girls Court Expands to KauaiPosted on Feb 23, 2015 in Featured News
Girls Court expanded to Kauai this month thanks to the leadership of Judges Trudy Senda and Randal Valenciano. The purpose of Girls Court is to reach young women who are at a crossroads in their lives, to help them break the cycle of destructive behavior. The goal of the program is to prevent or reduce female juvenile delinquency by encouraging healthy attitudes, behaviors, and life styles as well as promoting self-control and responsibility.
Four participants were inducted into the Girls Court Program before Fifth Circuit Judge Trudy Senda on February 12, 2015. Hawaii was one of the first in the nation to launch a Girls Court model in 2004 on Oahu, with 116 girls and 234 of their family participating thus far. In a recent study, Girls Court participants have had 88.1% fewer law violations, 98.2% fewer status offenses, and 57.8% fewer detention home admissions.