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by William Daly, Director, Salt River Department of Corrections, Scottsdale, Arizona, and James Short, 2012_SO_Cell Block to Clubhouse_DalyDirector of Correctional Programs, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale.  American Jails, September/October 2012, pp. 8-10.

This article “tells the story of the Salt River Department of Corrections' partnership with the Greater Scottsdale (Arizona) Boys & Girls Clubs to provide the first fully functional Boys & Girls Club program in a correctional facility in Indian Country.”

The multi-agency partnership is making a difference in transitioning at-risk Native American youth from juvenile detention back into the community’s programs, clubs, and educational system, to help them graduate and find jobs. Health, recreation, vocational skills, and life skill classes are offered to youth who often have gone without guidance, positive role models, or support systems. The educational component uses a Boys & Girls Club curriculum.

The program was recognized in 2012 with a Merit Award from Boys & Girls Clubs of America in the Health and Life Skills category.




Posted Tue, Oct 30 2012 10:38 AM by Susan Powell

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