Girl Trouble
Teenage Girls and The Juvenile Justice System

Girl Trouble - Teenage Girls and The Juvenile Justice System
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Girl Trouble
Stephanie is pregnant and has a warrant for running away from a group home. Shangra is torn between taking care of her mother, who is homeless and struggling with drug…
Girl Trouble - Abridged Version
Stephanie is pregnant and has a warrant for running away from a group home. Shangra is torn between taking care of her mother, who is homeless and struggling with drug…

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