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NCJ Number: NCJ 241330     Find in a Library
Title: Bringing Scouting to Prison: Programs and Challenges
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Author(s): Kathleen J. Block
  Journal: Prison Journal  Volume:79  Issue:2  Dated:June 1999  Pages:269 to 283
Date Published: 06/1999
Page Count: 15
  Annotation: This article discusses the Girl Scouts Beyond Bars (GSBB) program.
Abstract: Since 1992, several Girl Scout troops have been meeting within women’s corrections facilities. Known as the Girl Scouts Beyond Bars (GSBB) programs, they took their lead from the first program, established in Maryland. Incarcerated mothers and their daughters participate as troop members, enjoying what are enhanced visitation programs as well as facility-based Girl Scout programs. This article reports results of a survey of nine GSBB programs. Specific topics of interest are the extent to which the Maryland model has been replicated in the other sites, the variations on the Maryland theme found in the other sites, and the perceptions of program leaders regarding the challenges of developing and running Girl Scout programs in prisons. Abstract published by arrangement with Sage Journals.
Main Term(s): Model program adoption
Index Term(s): Inmate Programs ; Inmate organizations ; Families of Prisoners/Inmate Families ; NIJ grant-related documents
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Grant Number: 94-IJ-CX-K013
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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