Crittenton Agency Partnership

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Supporting Agency Innovation

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. Today, the Crittenton family of agencies is composed of 26 agencies providing services in 31 states and the District of Columbia. This diverse collection of agencies has annual budgets ranging from $1.2 million to over $130 million.

As a unifying national body, National Crittenton provides agencies with technical assistance, training, organizational assessments, a peer-to-peer network, and much more, on a wide range of issues such as crisis and strategic communication, media relations, program innovation and evaluation, fundraising, and advocacy on the state and federal levels.

National Crittenton hosts events for members of the Crittenton family, focusing on skills development, networking, program and services, policy reform, and identifying national trends across the country.

The support provided by National Crittenton augments the internal organizational capacity of Crittenton agencies, enabling them to better support the girls, young women and families who come through their doors.

Connie Lieding Scholarship

In 2011, Connie’s daughter, Beth Burrell, established The Connie Lieding Scholarship Fund in her mother’s honor to provide educational support through scholarships to young women who successfully complete their programs at Crittenton agencies across the country. It goes without saying, if you don’t graduate from high school, get your GED, complete a vocational program, or graduate from college, your prospects of secure-living, stable-wage employment is slim at best.

On an annual basis, The Connie Lieding Scholarship Fund awards scholarships to young women between the ages of 16-27. Scholarships ranging from $100 – $3,000 can be used to support young women in obtaining a GED, attending a vocational program, attending a two or four-year college or university for either undergraduate, or graduate study. Funds can be used to cover the cost of tuition, and to purchase books and supplies.

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34% of adult women reported being sexually abused as a child

Twenty-four to thirty-two percent of adult women reported being sexually abused during their childhood.

Reference: Prevalence and risk factors for childhood sexual abuse in women: National survey findings., Child Abuse & Neglect. 1999, Elsevier Science.