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Girl Scouts Beyond Bars and Girl Scouts in Detention Centers

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $1,350,000)

The OJJDP FY 10 Earmarks Program furthers the Department's mission by providing grants, cooperative agreements, and other assistance authorized by the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974, as amended, to organizations identified in the Conference Report to accompany the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2010 (P.L. 111-117), H.R. Conf. Rep. No. 111-366 at 702-714.

Girl Scouts of the USA's (GSUSA) Girl Scouts Beyond Bars (GSBB) goal is to offset the devastating impact of incarceration on girls (ages 5-18) who have mothers in prison, by facilitating opportunities for them to: (1) maintain and strengthen the mother-daughter bond through organized mother-daughter prison visits; and (2) participate in nurturing and supportive Girl Scout activities. The goal of GSUSA's Girl Scouts Detention Centers (GSDC) is to engage girls who are serving time in detention centers in Girl Scout activities as a positive alternative to delinquent behavior. Both models aim to equip girls with the developmental assets that will enable them to construct the foundation for healthy, productive futures. Both programs are consistent with the Girl Scouts of the USA's philosophy that every girl can be empowered to be a leader and take charge of her life, no matter what her personal circumstances. NCA/NCF

Date Created: September 20, 2010