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Justice Department Recognizes Efforts to Rescue and Protect Children at National Missing Children's Day Ceremony

Bring Our Missing Children Home SafelyThe U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) held the annual National Missing Children's Day ceremony, which is organized by OJJDP, on May 20, 2015.

The event honors individuals, organizations, and agencies that provide extraordinary efforts to rescue abducted children and protect children from exploitation. Ceremony guests included Attorney General Lynch, Assistant Attorney General Mason, and OJJDP Administrator Listenbee.

  New Stamp Increases Awareness of Missing Children

The United States Postal Service (USPS) has issued a new stamp to increase public awareness of mHelp Find Missing Children, U.S. postage stamp - Forget me not issing children and ways members of the public can assist both children and families in search efforts.

For three decades, USPS has assisted in the search for missing children, including its collaboration with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children.

From the Administrator
Robert L. Listenbee

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In a recent video message, OJJDP Administrator Robert L. Listenbee highlights the new OJJDP National Mentoring Resource Center. Also, in light of National Mentoring Month (January), he discusses the impact of evidence-based mentoring practices.

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OJJDP News @ a Glance,
January/February 2015

OJJDP announces the availability of OJJDP News @ a Glance, January/February 2015. This issue’s top story and video message from OJJDP Administrator Robert L. Listenbee highlight the new OJJDP-MENTOR National Mentoring Resource Center and, in light of National Mentoring Month in January, the impact of evidence-based mentoring practices.

Other features highlight the National Mentoring Summit that OJJDP co-hosted; launch of the White House Asian American and Pacific Islander Bullying Prevention Task Force; Departments of Justice and Education release of a correctional education guidance package to improve the quality of educational services for confined youth; Justice Department partnership with Facebook and Bing to expand the reach of AMBER Alerts; and more.  More icon
Webinar To Discuss Mentoring for LGBTQ Youth
On May 21, 2015, from 1 to 2:15 p.m. ET, MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership (MENTOR) will present "Including and Welcoming LGBTQ Youth in Mentoring Programs." This webinar will focus on how to create safe environments to support the mentoring needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth. This session is part of the Collaborative Mentoring Webinar Series, which is supported by the National Mentoring Resource Center, a new online resource that OJJDP and MENTOR have developed. Register for this free webinar.  More icon
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