Spotlight

  • An Evening with Best-Selling Author Piper Kerman
    An Evening with Best-Selling Author Piper Kerman
    CARY is pleased to bring Piper Kerman to Austin as keynote speaker at our 8th Annual Distinguished Speaker Dinner on May 7. In her memoir Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Woman’s Prison, Piper Kerman recounts the 15 months that she spent in the Danbury Correctional Facility for a crime she had committed ten years prior as a very brief, very careless dalliance in the world of drug trafficking. Compelling, moving, and often hilarious, the stories of the women she met while in prison raise issues of friendship and family, mental illness, the odd cliques and...
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Events

  • Volunteer Running Austin Marathon for CARY
    Volunteer Running Austin Marathon for CARY
    Long-time volunteer, Paul Christian, is running in the February 16 Austin Marathon, and is collecting donations for CARY for his efforts. He has created a fund-raising website so you can contribute to his efforts.  Many thanks to Paul and to everyone who contributes!...
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  • Third Annual Blues Benefit coming Sunday, February 9
    Third Annual Blues Benefit coming Sunday, February 9
    Many thanks to  Guy Forsyth, Leeann Atherton,  the Twilight Trio, and Eddie & the Evereadys, with O.J. Jefferson for a great Blues Benefit event on Sunday, February 9!  These musicians donated their time and talent to help CARY raise money for our youth violence prevention programs.  Thanks also to these donors...
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Latest News

  • Plunge in Youth-Violence Arrests Heartens, Affirms CARY
    Plunge in Youth-Violence Arrests Heartens, Affirms CARY
    For the Council on At-Risk Youth (CARY), recent crime stats for Travis County certify the benefits of early intervention to violence-prone kids. The latest report from the Texas Department of Public Safety – “Texas Crime Report” – shows a remarkable 43 percent decrease in arrests of school age youths for violent crimes over the past 5 years in  Travis County. Meanwhile, arrests in San Antonio (Bexar County) and Houston (Harris County) went down an average of just 16 percent, respectively, in the same time span.  Just last year saw violent...
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  • Austin Gangs Are Targeting Tweens
    Austin Gangs Are Targeting Tweens
    KEYE TV interviewed Shana Fox Hanson, Senior Youth Advisor, for a story about gangs in Austin.  See the complete story:...
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  • CARY Marks 14 Fruitful Years of Youth Intervention
    CARY Marks 14 Fruitful Years of Youth Intervention
    CARY board members, staff and guests gathered to celebrate CARY’S 14th anniversary on September 21, 2013.  Executive Director Adrian Moore recounted the experience of starting the organization and expressed thanks to partners and funders who have made the growth of the organization possible. In 1999, CARY began operating in the Austin ISD Alternative Learning Center, providing training in the prevention of delinquency and youth-violence to at-risk students. By 2012, CARY had expanded its presence to ten AISD schools, including middle-school training programs at Bedichek, Burnet, Dobie, Garcia, Martin, Mendez, Pearce,...
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The City of Austin, Travis County, Austin Independent School District, Governor’s Criminal Justice Division and the U.S. Department of Justice are each funding sources for CARY, but the information presented here-in does not officially represent the opinion or policy of these government agencies.