What We Do
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Photo courtesy of Florence Crittenton Services of Denver, Colorado

National Crittenton utilizes a unique mix of strategies that include national advocacy, supporting the capacity building of Crittenton agencies and other partners, and the leadership of girls, to advance social and systems change.

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

The relationship between National Crittenton 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.

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Courtesy of Crittenton Services of Greater Washington


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Instigating Change

Bringing people together across silos and fields.

National Crittenton 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.

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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.

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BOLD Founders Photo

Photo Credit: Trista Page Photography



Graphic Recording By: Stephanie Crowley



Collaborating with Key Strategic Partners

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

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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.

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National Girls Initiative

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

The National Girls Initiative (NGI) focuses on catalyzing change for girls in and at risk of entering the juvenile justice system. National Crittenton cooperatively leads NGI with OJJDP. 

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