2015, February. Stopping the Girls To Prison Pipeline, by Leslie Acoca, MA, MFT, published in the Chronicle of Social Change.
2015, January. Meet The Adolescent Girls We Put Behind Bars, a review of Girls in Prison, a book by Richard Ross, professor of art at the University of California, that includes the chapter: Stopping the Girls To Prison Pipeline, by Leslie Acoca, MA, MFT.
2014, May. Health Coverage and Care for Youth in the Juvenile Justice System: The Role of Medicaid and CHIP, The Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured publication.
2013, March. Moving the Dial: The National Girls Health Screen Project, Stoneleigh Foundation publication.
2012, October. Improving the Juvenile Justice System for Girls: Lessons from the States, commentary by Leslie Acoca, Stoneleigh Foundation website.
2011, July. BluePrint for the Future: Linking Girls in the New Mexico Juvenile Justice System to Health, Mental Health, Substance Abuse, Family Support, Parenting and other Community Services, Leslie Acoca, Stoneleigh Fellow, Prepared for the State of New Mexico.
2010. Health Care Without Bars for Girls, a five-minute film on health care for incarcerated teen girls featuring Leslie Acoca. Stoneleigh Foundation and Sage Productions.
2010, Fall. Addressing the Health Care Needs of Girls in the Juvenile Justice System. Highlights from the National Validation Study of the Girls Health Screen & the Story of Esperanza, Leslie Acoca, Grant Makers for Children, Youth & Families.
2010, March. Health & Justice: Health Care for People Involved in the Justice System, Issue Brief No. 37, Based on a Grantmakers in Health Issue Dialogue, Washington D.C.
2009. Meet Esperazna: A Case History, Leslie Acoca, The National Girls Health & Justice Institute.
2009. Development of the Girls’ Health Screen: Technical Report, Acoca and Lexcen.
2009, September. Highlights: Health Care Needs of Girls in the Juvenile Justice System, Leslie Acoca, National Girls Health and Justice Institute.
2004, Spring. Are Those Cookies for Me or My Baby? Understanding Detained and Incarcerated Teen Mothers and Their Children. Leslie Acoca, Juvenile and Family Court Spring Journal.
2001. Crimes Against Nurture: Barriers to the Provision of Effective Substance Abuse and Parenting Services for Incarcerated Women and Their Children. Leslie Acoca, The National Council on Crime and Delinquency.
2001, May. Justice by Gender: The Lack of Appropriate Prevention, Diversion, and Treatment Alternatives for Girls in the Justice System. Leslie Acoca, et. al, A Report jointly issued by the American Bar Association and the National Bar Association.
2000. Educate or Incarcerate: Girls in the Florida and Duval County Juvenile Justice Systems. Leslie Acoca, with contributions from Le, Poe-Yamagata, & Muckelroy, Prepared for National Council on Crime and Delinquency.
1999, Winter. Severing Families Ties: The Plight of Nonviolent Female Offenders and Their Children, Leslie Acoca & Myrna Raeder, Stanford Law & Policy Review.
1999, October. Investing in Girls: A 21st Century Strategy, Juvenile Justice, Volume VI, Number 1, Washington, DC : Journal of the United States Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
1998, October. Outside/Inside: The Violation of American Girls at Home, on the Streets, and in the Juvenile Justice System, Leslie Acoca, Crime and Delinquency, Vol. 44 (4).
1998, July. No Place to Hide: Girls in the California Juvenile Justice System. Leslie Acoca and Kelly Dedel, The National Council on Crime and Delinquency.
1998, January. Defusing the Time Bomb: Understanding the Growing Health Care Needs of Incarcerated Women in America, Leslie Acoca, Crime and Delinquency, Vol. 44(1).
1997. Violent Victimization and Other Themes in the Lives of Women Offenders, Leslie Acoca, Corrections Management Quarterly.
1996. The Hidden Crisis: Women in Prison, Leslie Acoca and J. Austin, The National Council on Crime and Delinquency.
1996. Judicial Response to Substance Abuse: Children, Adolescents, and Families, Leslie Acoca and J. Larsen, National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges; Washington, DC., State Justice Institute.
1995. Breaking the Cycle: A Developmental Model for the Treatment of Adolescents with Alcohol and Other Drug Problems. Leslie Acoca, National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, Vol. 46, No.4.
1984. Canaries in the Mineshaft: Women in California Prisons, Leslie Acoca, Centerforce, Inc., California State Department of Corrections.
1978. Stress and Grace: Understanding the Process of Disease and Healing, Leslie Acoca, University of San Francisco.