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Policy Corner: America’s Focus Act of 2013 Supports Youth Mentoring

by Rev. Dr. W. Wilson Goode, Sr. I am using this space this month to call to your attention a piece of legislation that could change the future of youth mentoring in the country.  It is called America’s Focus Act of 2013 and is sponsored by U. S. House of Representatives member Chaka Fattah.  Congressman Fattah […]

Policy Corner: The Breaking Chain Model. Ending the cycle of intergenerational incarceration

 By W. Wilson Goode, Sr. On June 12, 2013, I was designated one of ten champions of change for our work with mentoring children of the incarcerated.  I sat in the room with eleven other honorees, working in various areas of helping to stabilize children of the incarcerated.  Back in 2000 when the Amachi Program started, […]

Policy Corner: Amachi Expansion for Military and Civilian Families (AEMCF)

by W. Wilson Goode, Sr. In September 2011 Amachi was awarded a $3M three-year grant from the Office of Justice and Juvenile Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) to provide mentoring services to at-risk youth, including children from military families.  Military youth eligible to participate in the Amachi Expansion for Military and Civilian Families (AEMCF) are those between the […]

Policy Corner: How Amachi serves the needs of children of incarcerated parents

Policy Corner: How Amachi serves the needs of children of incarcerated parents by. W. Wilson Goode Sr. About 10.7 million U.S. children ages eighteen and under have at least one parent who is under some form of supervision by the criminal justice system.  More than 1.7 million of these children have a parent who is […]