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LinkedIn and MENTOR Launch National Mentoring Initiative

LinkedIn, in collaboration with MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership, has launched a new page on its website inviting members to share their mentoring stories and to search for local volunteer mentoring opportunities. LinkedIn members will be directed to mentoring opportunities from the MENTOR database, Mentoring Connector. More icon

Brief Explores Strategies for Juvenile Treatment Drug Court Mentoring Programs

The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) and the National Center for Juvenile Justice have released “Mentoring in Juvenile Treatment Drug Courts.” From December 2013 to January 2014, NCJFCJ visited OJJDP-funded mentoring programs at 10 juvenile treatment drug court (JTDC) sites and conducted a focus group to discuss their strengths and challenges. This brief provides an overview of this project and offers tips and strategies for starting and refining a mentoring programs within a JTDC. View and download the brief. More icon

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Robert L. Listenbee

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In the current video message, OJJDP Administrator Robert L. Listenbee discusses OJJDP’s efforts to encourage and learn from youth voices.

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OJJDP works to prevent youth violence, gang involvement, girls' delinquency, and underage drinking.

OJJDP assists victims of child abduction and commercial sexual exploitation.

OJJDP supports mentoring, tribal youth programs, AMBER Alert, faith-based and community initiatives, and meeting the educational needs of system-involved youth.

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OJJDP News @ a Glance, July/August 2015

OJJDP announces the availability of OJJDP News @ a Glance, July/August 2015. This issue’s top story covers the White House Tribal Youth Gathering, and the video message from Administrator Robert L. Listenbee highlights OJJDP’s efforts to encourage and learn from youth voices.

Other features show how OJJDP is helping to rethink school discipline, encourage children to stand against violence, train youth leaders of the juvenile justice system, and more. More icon

Materials Available from the Federal Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice Meeting

On Monday, August 24, 2015, the Federal Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice (FACJJ) convened via webinar. If you were unable to participate, meeting materials are now accessible online: See the FACJJ site to learn more.  More icon
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