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Breaking Intergenerational Cycles of Incarceration

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)
Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $214,644)

Project AVARY will target pre-adolescent children of incarcerated parents to prevent them from becoming involved in cycles of violence and incarceration and provide them with services and support. Year-round programming will include 4 weeks of summer camp, school-year Adventure Days, peer to peer mentoring, leadership training for teens, and family unity activities. The project will focus on five areas: social skills, life skills, creative expression, physical fitness and nutrution, and environmental stewardship. The goals of the program include helping children identify personal strengths and develop coping skills like anger management and conflict resolution to avoid patterns of delinquency, crime, and incarceration. Performance measures will include: number of children (and families) served, social and emotional growth, the absence of violent behavior during the program or involvement with the criminal justice system. NCA/NCF

Date Created: September 7, 2008