Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lubbock received a Mentoring Children of Prisoners federal grant through the Administration on Children, Youth and Families' Mentoring Children of Prisoners Grant Program in the amount of $100,000 per year for three years.
This grant will allow Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lubbock to reach out to the growing need of children left behind when a parent is incarcerated.
According to the Deptartment of Criminal Justice, children that have or have had a parent or parents incarcerated are 70% more likely to become incarcerated as an adult.
Source: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lubbock
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