Helping young women in detention or on probation achieve successful health, educational and career outcomes

The Foundation's Local Initiative Funding Partners Program is a matching grants program designed to establish partnerships between the Foundation and local grantmakers in support of innovative, community-based projects that improve health and health care for underserved and vulnerable populations.Using a gender-responsive approach to help young women involved in the juvenile justice system, Sisters on the Rise provides comprehensive mental health assessment and treatment, long-term case management, and an array of educational support services to help girls succeed in higher education and post secondary programs. Programs designed for incarcerated boys prevail, despite the growing presence of young women entering the juvenile justice system or entering juvenile detention facilities. This separate track of services for young women will develop evidence-based research on the effectiveness of a new gender-responsive framework.Local funders include: van Loben Sels/RembeRock Foundation, Isabel Allende Foundation, and Spark.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $425,000.00

Awarded on: 7/8/2011

Time frame: 9/15/2011 - 3/31/2014

Grant Number: 69228


Center for Young Women's Development

832 Folsom Street, Suite 700
San Francisco, 94107-1142


Kaia Burkett
Project Director