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Administrator Listenbee Honors National Mentoring Month

February 2, 2016

Listenbee Talking

In a new blog post on the Department of Justice website, OJJDP Administrator Robert L. Listenbee, in recognition of January as National Mentoring Month, discusses the importance of youth mentoring programs and how OJJDP is advancing these programs nationwide. “OJJDP has long been a strong champion of mentoring programs and I am proud of the commitment that we have shown in this field,” Listenbee writes. Listenbee details how OJJDP supports mentoring programs, including:

  • Awarding nearly $80 million in mentoring grants in 2015 focusing on a range of targeted youth populations, including American Indian and Alaska Native youth.
  • Partnering with MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership to launch the OJJDP National Mentoring Resource Center.
  • Funding mentoring research to continue to move the field toward evidence-based and effective practices for youth mentoring.

Listenbee also noted OJJDP’s partnership with MENTOR to host the 6th annual National Mentoring Summit, which was held January 27-29, 2016, in Washington, DC.


Learn more about National Mentoring Month.

Access mentoring resources from OJJDP and OJJDP’s National Mentoring Resource Center.

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