|Grant Recipient:||Girls & Gangs (G&G)|
Teach life skills for healthy decision-making, independence, and self-sufficiency to more than 50 girls involved with the juvenile justice system.
|Field of Interest:||Human Services|
Founded in 1996, Girls and Gangs provides support and advocacy for girls and young women involved with the juvenile justice system by providing them with opportunities to envision and build successful lives. The organization accomplishes this mission through re-entry services with an emphasis on skill-building workshops, individualized case management, health education, advocacy, and collaboration with public and private agencies.
Moving Forward is a 6-month program at 3 sites in South and East LA serving more than 50 girls after their release from incarceration. The 5 program components include creative arts; anger management; job readiness/financial literacy; reproductive health education; and parent education for guardians. The job readiness/ financial literacy component engages the girls for 3 months in exploring careers, resume writing, interview techniques, and submitting employment applications.