Sunday, October 01, 2006

Salvation Army’s Leg-Up Program Gets Award
The Salvation Army’s Leg-Up Program has won the 2006 Chaplaincy Offender Program Award given by the American Correctional Chaplains Association This is the highest award given by the ACCA, as there are over 1000 eligible prison programs from throughout the country.

Since 2000, the Leg-Up Program has provided mentoring to incarcerated youth and at-risk youth at Sweetser in Saco, Life Skills programming to hundreds of incarcerated youth, and aftercare mentoring for youth who have been released from Long Creek Youth Development Center in South Portland. The current rate of recidivism for the Leg-Up participants is about 20 percent. For all prisoners in Maine, including adults, the rate is 87 percent.

Over the years, the Leg-Up Program has served hundreds of youth involved in the juvenile justice system in southern Maine. This year, Leg-Up is planning to begin the Surrogate Parent’s Initiative and the Kids With Kids Initiative, when funding is received. The Salvation Army is the world’s largest nonprofit charity organization.

Portland West, Portland Parks and Rec, and West End Community Policing would like to thank the following companies for their generous donation and support to our "Pizza and A Movie" night. We couldn't have done it without you!!!
Anthony's Italian Kitchen
Bill's Pizza, Papa John's
Portland Pie Company
Reiche Community Center
Ricetta's Brick Oven Pizzeria
Supreme Pizza, Vespucci's
Tally's Wholesale Company
Special thanks to Glenda, Andrew, Leon, Tim, Jeffrey and Renee for all of their hard work!
Thanks again!


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