for Youth in Schools and Communities
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) in association
with the Juvenile Justice Telecommunications Assistance Project (JJTAP)
of Eastern Kentucky University announced the latest in its series of live
national satellite teleconferences, Mentoring for Youth in Schools and
Communities. The 2-hour broadcast aired on Thursday, September 18, 1997,
1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. (EDT).
April 1997 President's Summit for America's Future recognized mentoring
programs for disadvantaged children and adolescents as an excellent
to engage caring adults in enriching children's lives by providing positive
adult advocacy and one-on-one support.
supports mentoring in a variety of ways. OJJDP's Juvenile Mentoring Program
(JUMP) is designed to reduce delinquency and improve school
for at-risk youth. Mentoring is also one component of the SafeFutures initiative,
which helps communities combat delinquency by developing a full range of
coordinated services. In addition, OJJDP Formula Grants funds are used
by many States to support mentoring programs.
for Youth in Schools and Communities is designed to build on the momentum
of the President's Summit and provide community-based
with information and resources to build successful mentoring programs.
Local, State, and Federal policymakers, youth service providers,
juvenile justice practitioners, law enforcement personnel, and others concerned
about the well-being of youth are encouraged to participate in this interactive
program. Opportunities will be available for the viewing audience to call
in and interact with recognized experts and directors of local
a free copy of the 7-page OJJDP Bulletin "Mentoring--A
Proven Delinquency Prevention Strategy" (NCJ 164834), call OJJDP's
Juvenile Justice Clearinghouse at 800-638-8736. Please use the document
number when ordering. The Bulletin is also available electronically
in a Adobe Acrobat format.
The Juvenile Justice Teleconference
For More information, please contact:
Jenny McWilliams at 859-622-6671
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