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Girls Inc. Receives $70K to Reduce Girls Risk of Involvement in Juvenile Justice System

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

 

The photo features from left to right Ella, age 12, mentor Alicia O’Connell, and Sayuri, age 10.

Girls Inc. of Worcester received $70,000 as part of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention program.

The grant supports organizations as they strengthen and/or expand their existing mentoring activities. 

“We are extremely excited to have been selected for the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) grant. With these funds, we will be able to mentor 120 girls within the community, helping not only these girls and their families, but the community in which we reside as well,” said Victoria Waterman, CEO, Girls Inc. of Worcester.

The Funds 

The funds are part of a $2 million, two-year grant awarded to the Girls Inc. national office.

The funds will support Bold Futures, a weekly group mentoring program providing girls consistent, in-depth programming and experiences to strengthen their coping skills, reduce risk factors, prevent entry into the juvenile justice system, and increase family engagement. 

Girls Inc. of Worcester was selected as one of 15 organizations to implement the mentoring program. 

 

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