What We Do
Group Photo

Photo Credit: Robert W. Madden Photography


As the unifying national body, The National Crittenton Foundation brings together a unique mix of strategies that include building the capacity of Crittenton agencies, national advocacy, and survivor leadership, to instigating personal, system and social change.

Advancing the Rights of Girls and Young Women Living at the Margin of the American Dream

The relationship between The National Crittenton Foundation (TNCF) and the Crittenton family of agencies is a unique model of national and local partnership that has stood the test of time for over 130 years. For more than a century, this collaboration has worked to ensure that girls and young women have the supports they need to heal and thrive.

Supporting Girls to Thrive

Advancing the innovation and sustainability of the Crittenton family of agencies, and the field.

We deliver this support through technical assistance, training, organizational assessments, a peer-to-peer network, and more, on a wide range of issues such as program innovation and evaluation, organizational development, strategic communication, fundraising and advocacy on the state and federal levels.

Supporting Girls to Thrive Photo

Courtesy of Crittenton Services of Greater Washington


Capitol Hill Photo

Instigating Change

Bringing people together across silos and fields.

The National Crittenton Foundation provides information, establishes strategic alliances, and provides opportunities for the voices of service providers and girls and young women, to inform the dialogue and shape policies and decision-making in Washington, DC.

The BOLD Program

Bridging Opportunity, Love and Determination.

BOLD is the brainchild of eight women formerly involved with Crittenton agencies across the country, ranging in age from 18 to 35, designed to provide opportunities for young women who face significant barriers to build social capital – changing their lives and breaking intergenerational cycles of violence, poverty, and poor health.

BOLD Founders Photo

Photo Credit: Trista Page Photography



Graphic Recording By: Stephanie Crowley



Collaborating with Key Strategic Partners

The National Crittenton Foundation develops and releases articles and publications to support the provision of quality services, and the rights of girls and young women.

Connie Lieding Scholarship

Scholarships for young women between the ages of 16-27.

Funds can be used to cover the cost of tuition, and to purchase books and supplies in support of obtaining a GED, attending a vocational program, a two or four-year college or university for either undergraduate, or graduate study.


Courtesy of Florence Crittenton Programs of South Carolina



National Girls Initiative

An initiative of the US Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) of the US Department of Justice

The National Girls Initiative (NGI) focuses on supporting juvenile justice reform and the effective provision of services and supports to girls and young women in, or at risk of entering, the juvenile justice system. TNCF and the American Institute for Research co-direct this effort under the direction of OJJDP.