Mentoring Matters
Friday, February 7, 2003, 1:30 to 3:30 P.M. EST

In January, 2002, President George W. Bush proclaimed January National Mentoring Month. The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), in association with the Juvenile Justice Telecommunications Assistance Project (JJTAP) of Eastern Kentucky University, is pleased to announce an upcoming live satellite videoconference highlighting the importance of mentoring. The 2-hour broadcast, ”Mentoring Matters” will be aired nationwide on Friday February 7, 2003, from 1:30 to 3:30 P.M. EST.   It will also be available for viewing on the World Wide Web.

The broadcast will highlight the importance of mentoring  as a proven and effective approach to delinquency prevention; examine mentoring in community-based, work-based, faith-based and school-based settings; and share strategies for effective mentor recruitment. A panel of national experts will be on hand to answer questions and discuss issues with the viewing audience.


This broadcast  is designed for State and local juvenile justice agencies, policymakers, judges, law enforcement, probation officers, business leaders, teachers, school and community leaders, faith-based organizations and others interested in meeting the needs of today’s youth.

Broadcast Objectives

¨            Raise awareness of mentoring

¨            Examine mentoring in a variety of settings

¨            Present examples of successful recruitment strategies

¨            Provide information and resources related to mentoring

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To register to host the teleconference, fill out and submit the Host Registration Form. Information for the site facilitator (host) will be available at the Teleconference Resource Page.

To register to view the teleconference live online through streaming video, fill out and submit the Online Viewing Registration Form. Information for online viewers will be available at the Teleconference Resource Page.

If you would like to view the videoconference at a downlink facility, please go to the Registered Downlink Sites Page to locate a registered site in your area. Contact the closest site near you to register for the teleconference.

Video Rights

You are encouraged to videotape the broadcast for use as a future resource. No rights are reserved by OJJDP or its contractors, the Juvenile Justice Telecommunications Assistance Project (JJTAP). This broadcast will be closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.

The Juvenile Justice Teleconference Website
For More information, please contact:
'Jenny McWilliams' at 859-622-6671