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Girl Scouts Beyond Bars, Girl Scouts in Detention Centers and PAVE Programs

Award Information

Award #
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2005, $1,726,626)

The Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) will continue three major Girl Scouts initiatives that address specific problems that present challenges to girls today. Girl Scouts Beyond Bars (GSBB) provides opportunities for girls to maintain and strengthen relationships with their incarcerated mothers. Girl Scouting in Detention Centers (GSDC) brings Girl Scouting to girls in detention centers, as a positive alternative to the lure of gang involvement, drugs and a life of delinquency. P.A.V.E the Way - Project Anti-Violence Education (PAVE) teaches girls how to reduce their vulnerability to violence (i.e. becoming a victim of a crime or a perpetrator of violent behavior). OJJDP funds will be used to make 40-60 subawards ranging from $5,000 to $ 20,000 to local Girl Scout councils to implement GSBB, GSDC and PAVE programs.


Girls Scouts of the USA will use these funds to further develop and implement programs aimed at preventing and reducing delinquent behavior and to increase opportunities for the participation of Hispanic volunteers in Girl Scout programs.


Date Created: September 13, 2005