Funding Opportunity from OJJDP

Comprehensive School-Based Approach to Youth Violence and Victimization
All applications are due by 11:59 PM EDT on May 20, 2019.

This program supports a comprehensive effort to address youth violence and victimization through implementing evidence-based prevention, intervention, and accountability efforts … Read the rest

Upcoming webinars on the Mentoring Enhancement Demonstration Program

National Mentoring Resource Center

The recently completed evaluation of the Mentoring Enhancement Demonstration Program (MEDP) offered a fascinating look at how mentoring programs can think about making targeted enhancements to their services and improve the quality and consistency of mentoring … Read the rest

What’s new in public policy? November, 2018

Janet ForbushBy Janet Forbush

Background:  The past ten days in the history of the United States of America have been startling, horrifying, and nationally traumatizing on several levels.  How often have we heard the phrase “words matter” over these past several … Read the rest

OJJDP FY2015 announces a new RFP: Bridging Research and Practice Project To Advance Juvenile Justice and Safety

Screen Shot 2015-04-19 at 2.29.46 PMThe U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) is seeking applications for the FY15 Bridging Research and Practice Project to Advance Juvenile Justice and Safety (The Bridge Project). The

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“Dear Colleague” Letter Calls for Investment in Youth Mentoring

Screen Shot 2014-12-16 at 1.29.49 PMAbbie Evans, Director of Government Relations, MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership

This week, Representative Frederica Wilson (FL-24) launched an effort in the U.S. House of Representatives to support investments in quality youth mentoring. She circulated a “Dear Colleague” letter Read the rest

OJJDP funding opportunity for re-entry mentoring program

Screen Shot 2015-02-03 at 6.00.36 PMDue Monday, March 2, 2015

The Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention is accepting applications (PDF, 117 KB) from programs that will help ensure that the transition young fathers make from secure confinement facilities and out-of-home placement back to their Read the rest

Teens Whose Parents Exert More Psychological Control Have Trouble With Closeness, Independence in Relationships

Screen Shot 2014-07-21 at 12.00.57 PMby Hannah Klein, SRCD

For teenagers, learning to establish a healthy degree of autonomy and closeness in relationships (rather than easily giving in to peer pressure) is an important task. A new longitudinal study has found one reason adolescents struggle … Read the rest

MENTOR, OJJDP Launch National Mentoring Resource Center

MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership (MENTOR) is proud to announce the launch of the National Mentoring Resource Center (NMRC). The goal of the NMRC is to provide comprehensive resources with training and technical assistance to support programs in more deeply

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From Supermarket Tomatoes to Apples: Aligning growth and quality through evidence

Screen Shot 2013-12-18 at 1.24.09 PMby Jean Rhodes

In 2006, David DuBois and I wrote a report about the state of mentoring in which we likened aspects of the mentoring movement to supermarket tomatoes. As we … Read the rest