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NGO Focus: Girl Scouts Beyond Bars

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NGO & Policy Impact: Organization - Girl Scouts Beyond Bars (GSBB)

This is an advocacy group of Girl Scouts of America whose sole purpose is to reach out, advocate for and provide social and developmental support to girls, most of them under age 10, who have a parent in prison where, in most cases, their mothers are incarcerated. GSBB (2014), explains that, "Across the country, 1.7 million children—half of them under the age of 10—have a parent in prison, according to the advocacy group The Sentencing Project. Girls with incarcerated mothers face particular obstacles, but Girl Scouts of the USA believes that lack of access to leadership development programs shouldn't be among them." Formed in 1992 in partnership with (GSBB, 2014), "the National Institute of Justice and the Girl Scouts of Central Maryland, and has grown to serve thousands of girls across the country. GSBB equips girls ages 5 to 17 whose mothers are incarcerated with the tools they'll need to succeed, while also strengthening the mother/daughter bond through regular visits. GSUSA's 2012 National Evaluation of the program found that 84 percent of girls agree that they have a better ...

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