Young women in a position to end up in the juvenile justice system need access to more rehab, diversion and training programs to limit those behind bars only to serious criminal offenders. Giving these women access to medical care, education and job opportunities is a far better application of resources than more judges, baliffs and jail beds.
These poor girls have gone through an extremely stressful existence, where many have been sexually abused and on many occasions have been forced into the sex trade just for survival. These girls need intense therapy to help them overcome the trauma. They also need job training and help with job placement to help empower them. It's difficult but has to be done.
Yes, I believe that more financial resources need to be used to assist teenage girls in the juvenile justice system because they are young and docile and need to be properly guided to prevent them from falling further into crime. Teenage girls in the juvenile justice system are in most cases a product of their environment and more financial resources will ensure they are put on the right path.
Teenage girls have absolutely no need for additional assistance in court. In fact, boys age 10-17 account for approximately three times the crime in the juvenile system than girls of the same age. If anything, more money should be spent on the boys to ensure they can stay free of crime later in life.