Mentoring for Youth in Schools and Communities September 1997

Broadcast Overview 
The 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). 

The April 1997 President's Summit for America's Future recognized mentoring programs for disadvantaged children and adolescents as an excellent
means to engage caring adults in enriching children's lives by providing positive adult advocacy and one-on-one support. 

OJJDP supports mentoring in a variety of ways. OJJDP's Juvenile Mentoring Program (JUMP) is designed to reduce delinquency and improve school
attendance 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. 

Mentoring for Youth in Schools and Communities is designed to build on the momentum of the President's Summit and provide community-based
organizations with information and resources to build successful mentoring programs. Local, State, and Federal policymakers, youth service providers,
educators, 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
mentoring programs. 

For 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 Website
For More information, please contact:
Jenny McWilliams at 859-622-6671

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