Taking on the Challenge: Phase I of the Hyams Foundation Girls' Initiative

Taking on the Challenge: Phase I of the Hyams Foundation Girls' Initiative: Boston, MA: Hyams Foundation, 2006

Boston College Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2006-01

25 Pages Posted: 9 Aug 2012

Date Written: June 1, 2006

Abstract

This report describes Phase I of The Hyams Foundation’s funding initiative for eight programs providing direct services to girls in Boston and Chelsea, Massachusetts. Although the programs varied in their sophistication and experience with gender-responsive approaches, in each case the programs served girls who were court involved and worked with the state social services or juvenile justice systems. The monograph describes the work of the initiative’s Learning Community, participation in which was a requirement of funding, and findings from the Learning Community’s participatory action research. Notably, the report describes nine lessons learned from the funding initiative, which are useful for foundations supporting girls’ programs, as well as agencies and community based programs working with this population.

Keywords: juvenile justice, gender-responsive programs, Learning Community, girls' initiative, CHINS, Children In Need of Services

Suggested Citation

Sherman, Francine T., Taking on the Challenge: Phase I of the Hyams Foundation Girls' Initiative (June 1, 2006). Taking on the Challenge: Phase I of the Hyams Foundation Girls' Initiative: Boston, MA: Hyams Foundation, 2006 , Boston College Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2006-01, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2126678

Francine T. Sherman (Contact Author)

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