Tag Archive for: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

A case for the embracing the science of mentoring

 by Jean Rhodes Despite significant strides in establishing the evidence base in the field of mental health, relatively few practitioners ground their work in clinically-proven strategies. Indeed ,there are now proven strategies for treating such problems as anxiety, depression, PTSD, and eating disorders, including cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) , dialectical behavior therapy, and family-based treatment programs–yet, few […]

OJJDP releases new grant solicitations

OJJDP continues to take the lead in funding ground breaking mentoring research and services. Below is a list of the most recent, a review that might be helpful in preparing applications.   Practitioner-Researcher Partnership Mentoring Children   Deadline: May 27, 2014 “This demonstration program will support a practitioner-researcher partnership to develop and evaluate new mentoring […]

Amachi’s Expansion to Serve Military Youth

by Reverend Dr. W. Wilson Goode, Sr. “When (a) family member’s gone, it’s a great stress on the whole family,” says Alisha Watkins, a former military spouse whose daughter is matched in the Amachi Expansion for Military and Civilian Families (AEMCF) program through subgrantee Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star.  Having a mentor can “take (a child’s) mind […]

AYPF Presentation: Referrals to Mentoring for Youth Involved in the Juvenile Justice System - Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring

AYPF Presentation: Referrals to Mentoring for Youth Involved in the Juvenile Justice System

In this video of a recent American Youth Policy Forum event, experts Barbara Kelly (Program Associate OJJDP), UTSA Professor J. Mitchell Miller, and Pamela Clark, a program Associate in the National Center for Youth in Custody discuss discuss the issues involved in making referrals to mentoring for youth involved in the Juvenile Justice System. This and […]

FORUM: Post-election wish list for youth mentoring - The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring

FORUM: Post-election wish list for youth mentoring

Now that the election is over and the nation has some political clarity for the next few years, I found myself wondering about what this might mean in terms of federal-level support for mentoring. With stability in the White House and some new faces in Congress, there may be an opportunity to push some new […]