Friday, October 15, 2010

Oklahoma Beyond Bars

In Oklahoma, The Tulsa World reports that The Girl Scouts of Eastern Oklahoma has received another large grant to provide services to children whose parents are incarcerated, bringing to $1 million the amount awarded the group within the last month for that purpose. On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced that it has awarded a three-year, $600,000 grant to the group's Beyond Bars program.

It is double the size of a
previously reported two-year $300,000 U.S. Justice Department grant awarded the program in September, which was specifically aimed at reconnecting incarcerated women with their children.

Girl Scouts Beyond Bars program is an inmate mother-child visitation program. The program covers subjects such as healthy living, budgeting, making good choices, accountability, and communicating effectively.