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OJJDP Celebrates International Day of the Girl

JUVJUST - First Lady Jill Biden hosts International Day of the Girl celebration at the White House

President Biden proclaimed October 11, 2023, as International Day of the Girl. The proclamation highlights the Administration's ongoing steps to support girls' education, promote gender equality, and ensure the safety and wellbeing of girls and young women.

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.

Yesterday, OJJDP Administrator Ryan attended the "Girls Leading Change" celebration where First Lady Jill Biden honored 15 young women leaders, selected by the White House Gender Policy Council, who are leading change and shaping a brighter future in their communities across the United States. Watch a video of the celebration.  

"These young women are protecting and preserving the earth, writing and sharing stories that change minds, and turning their pain into purpose. Together, they represent the potential of young people across the country, and it is my hope that others can learn from the power of their innovation, strength, and hope."

—First Lady Jill Biden


Date Published: October 12, 2023