The Albany County District Attorney’s Office launched “Conviction”, a step team for girls, on June 25, 2011. The purpose of this program is to keep the girls in our communities engaged in a program structured to prevent crime, pregnancy, and declining graduation rates.
The program provides a safe and positive environment for girls so that they can prepare for adulthood in a positive manner. The program is designed to motivate and encourage the girls to live a healthier lifestyle so they can reach their full potential physically and emotionally.
The program is co-sponsored by the SMART Girls program administered by the Boys and Girls Clubs of Albany. SMART Girls is a health, fitness, prevention, education and self-esteem enhancement program for girls ages 8 to 17, designed to encourage healthy attitudes and lifestyles.