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Chillicothe Correctional Center, Chillicothe, Missouri

Livingston County level 1-2 min.-max. security correctional center for women

The Chillicothe 4-H LIFE program began in August 2009 with funding from the National Children, Youth and Families at Risk (CYFAR) Sustainable Communities Project. The project is directed by a regional youth development specialist and implemented by a 4-H youth program associate who works with the correctional center staff to plan, implement and evaluate the program with eligible offenders who have a current relationship with younger, approved family members.

The 4-H LIFE family/club meeting meeting occurs on the third Saturday of each month from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

For more information about the Chillicothe project, contact Shaun Murphy at murphyse@missouri.edu

Jefferson City Correctional Center, Jefferson City, Missouri

The Jefferson City 4-H LIFE program began in November 2010. The project is directed by a regional youth development specialist who works with the correctional center staff to plan, implement and evaluate the program with eligible offenders who have a current relationship with younger, approved family members.

For more information about the Jefferson City project, contact Christal Huber at hubercd@missouri.edu.

Missouri Eastern Correctional Center (MECC), Pacific, Missouri

Level 3 medium security correctional center for men

4-H LIFE was started at MECC in 2011 as a project funded by the Missouri Children's Trust Fund and with volunteers from the Shalom City of Peace Prison Ministry and 4-H LIFE program staff.

The 4-H LIFE family/club meeting takes place on the fourth Saturday of each month from 1 to 3 p.m. in the visiting room at MECC. The leadership and parenting meeting takes place on the second Thursday of the month from 6 to 8 p.m.

For more information about the MECC 4-H LIFE program, contact Lynna Lawson at lawsonl@missouri.edu

Potosi Correctional Center (PCC), Mineral Point, Missouri

Washington County level 5 maximum security correctional center for men

4-H LIFE was developed at the Potosi Correctional Center in 2000 as a pilot project funded by the National Children, Youth and Families at Risk (CYFAR) New Communities Project. The CYFAR grant funding for this program ended in 2005; however, the program continues through the ongoing efforts of local MU Extension faculty and corrections staff. 4-H LIFE continues to advocate and raise funds for children and youth who participate in the Potosi 4-H LIFE project. At the Potosi project, 4-H LIFE is considered an official offender organization by the correctional center.

The 4-H LIFE family/club meeting takes place on the fourth Saturday of each month from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

For more information about the Potosi 4-H LIFE program, contact Lynna Lawson at lawsonl@missouri.edu

Women's Eastern Reception, Diagnostic & Corrections Center (WERDCC) Vandalia, Missouri

Audrain County level 1 (minimum) to level 5 (maximum) security facility for women and reception/diagnostic center

The Women's Eastern Correctional Center 4-H LIFE program began in January 2007 with funding from the National Children, Youth and Families at Risk (CYFAR) Sustainable Communities Project. The project is directed by a 4-H youth development specialist and implemented by a 4-H youth program associate who work with the correctional center staff to plan, implement and evaluate parenting and planning meetings with eligible offenders who have a current relationship with younger, approved family members.

The 4-H LIFE family/club meeting occurs on the fourth Saturday of each month from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m.

For more information about the Women's Eastern Correctional Center 4-H LIFE program, contact Stephanie Femrite at femrites@missouri.edu

 

Contact: Lynna Lawson lawsonl@missouri.edu

The 4-H LIFE program is supported by University of Missouri Extension, the Children, Youth and Families at Risk (CYFAR) Initiative, the Missouri Children's Trust Fund, the National 4-H Council and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) Program.