Category: Mentoring

2020 National Mentoring Summit

The 2020 National Mentoring Summit, hosted by MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership, will feature more than 95 workshops that explore this year’s theme: “Building Relationships, Advancing the Movement.” The workshops will offer an array of topics, including how to make programmatic changes based on research and data, collective impact in the mentoring field, and mentoring youth who have mental illnesses. …

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[Apply Now] National Mentoring Resource Center

The U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) is seeking applications for funding for the 2019 National Mentoring Resource Center.  Under this solicitation, the successful applicant will continue to develop and expand the OJJDP National Mentoring Resource Center, which will provide comprehensive mentoring resources, references, and training materials as well …

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[Apply Now] Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Grants

The U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Employment and Training Administration is now accepting applications for Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act grants that promote evidence-based and evidence-informed interventions previously shown to achieve successful employment outcomes for justice-involved individuals, new interventions that theory or research suggests are promising, or a combination of both. Models must provide solutions to …

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2019 National Mentoring Summit

The 2019 National Mentoring Summit, hosted by MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership, will feature more than 80 workshops that explore this year’s theme: “Building Relationships, Advancing the Movement.” The workshops will offer an array of prevalent topics such as how to make programmatic changes based on research and data, collective impact in the mentoring field, and mentoring youth …

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Federal Program for Offenders Returning to Society Yields Dramatic Drop in Recidivism

Star Tribune By Stephen Montemayor The usual faces met her gaze inside the same federal courtroom in St. Paul where she pleaded guilty to fraud and drug charges just four years ago. There was the judge who sentenced her, cloaked in his black robe. The veteran prosecutor who has charged many others just like her, …

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WATCH: Gov. Malloy Leads Connecticut Policymakers on Face to Face Visit at the Cheshire Correctional Institution

By CSG Justice Center Staff After 24 visits to Connecticut prisons, Gov. Dannel Malloy decided it was time others got to see what he’d seen. “After the experiences I’ve had,” Malloy said, “we just got to thinking that it would be good to have people experience it for a day.” The governor’s conversations with people …

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Second Chance Act Spotlight: Byron Davis, Birmingham, Alabama

By CSG Justice Center Staff Byron Davis used the end of his sentence in Limestone Correctional Facility near Huntsville, Alabama, to get ready for his next step: searching for work back home in his community, just outside of Birmingham. He intended to put his conviction for dealing drugs behind him. “I don’t want to go …

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Apply Now: Mentoring Opportunities for Youth Initiative

The U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention is accepting applications for the FY 2018 Mentoring Opportunities for Youth Initiative grant program. The program aims to provide support to organizations as they strengthen and/or expand their existing mentoring activities with active chapters, subawardees, and/or other mentoring organizations. Mentoring activities include direct one-on-one, group, peer, …

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Apply Now: Mentoring Research Partners Program

The U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) is seeking applications for its FY 2018 Mentoring Research Partners Program, which aims to support research and evaluation efforts that inform the development and implementation of effective mentoring practices to prevent and intervene in criminal behavior by youth. The OJJDP seeks applicants who wish to …

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Second Chance Act Spotlight: Britney Steimbridge

By CSG Justice Center Staff Britney Steimbridge (left) remembers the moment last year when she took a pen to the dotted line of her Pathfinders contract, where she committed to participate in reentry programming and prioritize her recovery. In January 2017, she had been sentenced to just over 5 months in the Tarrant County, Texas, …

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