The Bridging the Gap Program was the recipient
of the 2010 US Attorney’s National
“Outstanding Juvenile Program” Award.
Bridging the Gap is a program developed by The Salvation Army to serve court-involved and at risk youth ages 12 to 18.
This innovative program is designed to provide the support and skills they need to keep their lives on track. The twelve-unit life skills curriculum focuses on intervention. Kids learn about the resources available in their community, the effects of drugs and alcohol, peer pressure, life skills, how to control anger, how to build self-esteem, and how to make family relationships work.
Our Bridging the Gap programs work cooperatively and effectively with numerous other community agencies, including District Attorney's offices, local law enforcement, the corrections system, schools, health care organizations, and volunteers to create a network of services aimed at keeping kids on track, keeping them engaged, and keeping them focused.
Upon graduation, the court-involved youth have their criminal records cleared.
For more information or questions regarding Bridging the Gap, please contact the Director, Anthony Falvo, at 413-733-1518.