Lubbock Big Brothers Big Sisters Receives Grant to Mentor Children of Prisoners - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

10/16/07

Lubbock Big Brothers Big Sisters Receives Grant to Mentor Children of Prisoners

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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