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First Lady Jill Biden Hosts a Celebration Honoring Girls Leading Change

In honor of International Day of the Girl on October 11, 2023, First Lady Jill Biden and the White House Gender Policy Council hosts the first-ever "Girls Leading Change" celebration at the White House to recognize the profound impact young women are having on their communities across the United States. 

The White House also released a fact sheet enumerating investments in young people and girls across the globe including OJJDP's Reducing Risk for Girls in the Juvenile Justice System. OJJDP awarded more than $4 million in new funding awards to help communities develop, enhance, or expand early intervention programs and treatment services for girls who are involved in the juvenile justice system.

Date Published: October 13, 2023