The DOJ 2019 Fiscal Year Performance Budget is released. While there is an overall 2.1% increase in DOJ funding, there is a 11.9% cut to NIJ’s budget. This demonstrated a redistribution of funding, moving away from research to more direct service programs, including areas such as opioid addiction recovery and school violence prevention.
According to the report, a total of 58,000,000 USD is allocated to funding for youth mentoring programs in FY 2019. These programs aim to juvenile delinquency, gang involvement, academic failure, victimization, and school dropout rates through one-on-one, group, and/or peer mentoring. Researchers and practitioners should continue to explore pathways of collaboration, especially integrating evidence-based mentoring into different youth programs.
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