Pace Center for Girls, A Resource for Families

January 25, 2023

A desk in Judge Baker's courtroom can be seen covered in pamphlets pointing to places families can turn for help, like Pace Center for Girls.

"We are a prevention and early intervention program for girls middle and high school aged girls that are at risk of systems involvement," Jodi Stevens said as Director of Government Affairs for Pace Center for Girls. "We provide the full academic school day and wrap around social services."

ABC27 also spoke with Pace executive director Kristel Avilus, who said the young girls in the program "come disheartened, they come broken. They come feeling like they're a failure. And, as a former Pace girl myself, I was in that situation. ... But when I left here, I left with advocacy."