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Pilot Program Takes TBN's JCTV Youth Channel to West Virginia Juvenile Facility

Contact: Colby May, TBN, 202-544-5171, cmay@tbn.org 

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 28, 2012 /Christian Newswire/ -- Trinity Broadcasting Network announced that it will partner with the West Virginia Division of Juvenile Services in a pilot program through TBN Second Chance, the network's special outreach that takes Christian programming to the nation's correctional and detention facilities. Through the pilot program TBN Second Chance will install TBN's JCTV youth network at one of West Virginia's twelve juvenile facilities. JCTV offers a 24-7 blend of Christian music videos, extreme sports, relevant talk, reality shows, movies, comedy, concerts, and more -- all geared for teen and young adult viewers.

Mark Reynolds, director of TBN Second Chance, explained that JCTV will be installed at a facility housing youth ages ten to 21. "We are excited about this opportunity to place TBN's exclusive youth channel in an environment where many young people will be impacted by its life-changing programming," he said. "With hundreds of thousands of young people being placed in some type of detention every year, we have been working diligently to expand our program to juvenile facilities nationwide, and the West Virginia pilot program is a significant step in that direction."

Since its launch in 2007, TBN Second Chance has worked closely with state correctional officials and cable and satellite companies to bring relevant Christian programming to prison facilities in California, Florida, Ohio, Louisiana, Texas, Kentucky, Michigan, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Colorado, Mississippi, Alabama, Missouri -- 31 states so far.

TBN covers the cost for equipment and installation, providing inmates with up to four of its top faith networks: TBN's flagship channel, America's most-watched faith network; JCTV network for teens and young adults; the Church Channel, featuring the best worship services and ministry programs from across the nation; and Enlace, TBN's affiliate Spanish-language Christian network.

Dr. Paul Crouch, TBN's founder and President, emphasized the importance of reaching out to troubled young people with the good news of Jesus Christ. "America's youth is its greatest resource and its hope for the future," he said. "I am thankful for the opportunity TBN Second Chance has to work with West Virginia in its juvenile system. I believe this pilot program will provide a model for similar initiatives across the nation."

For more information about TBN Second Chance, visit www.tbnsecondchance.org.