Girl Scouts Beyond Bars Program – 2016 Recipient
2016 Grant Recipient Winner
Girl Scouts Beyond Bars Program
Girl Scouts Beyond Bars serves girls whose mothers are incarcerated at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility in Wilsonville, Oregon. GSBB’s primary goal is to lessen the impact of parent-child separation. Children with a parent in prison are five times more likely to come in contact with the justice system themselves. They can have abandonment issues and be at risk for abuse, decreased school participation, and cycling into criminal behavior.