The 180 Program
GENaustin’s mission is to support and guide girls to make wise choices as they navigate the unique pressures of girlhood. We offer innovative, confidence building programs, utilizing best practices for working with ALL girls. We also provide education and awareness about the state of girls to teachers and parents. The 180 Program provides court-ordered services for girls involved or at high risk of becoming involved with the juvenile justice system, via an established curriculum and workshops. The program goals are to reduce or prevent court involvement, increase bonding and pro-social behaviors, and improve in-school functioning. The 180 Program is currently serving girls in Travis County, and will be expanded in Travis and introduced in Williamson, Bastrop and Hays counties, to serve 400 girls in 2013-14 and 500 girls in 2014-15. The expanded program will also provide additional support and follow-up for girls who complete the program.