Category: Mentoring

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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Second Chance Act Spotlight: Britney Stembridge

By CSG Justice Center Staff Britney Stembridge (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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Cumberland County, PA Prison Reentry Program Aims to Help Inmates Return to Community

The Sentinel By Joshua Vaughn On any given day more than 400 people reside at Cumberland County Prison. Thousands more make their way through the facility every year. Nearly all will one day return to the local community. That is why the county started a re-entry program in an effort to give those being released …

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Kansas Jail Expands Re-Entry Program to Reduce Recidivism

Topeka Capital-Journal By Katie Moore The Shawnee County Jail is expanding its re-entry program in an effort aimed at reducing recidivism. Jail director Brian Cole said offenders who are released may find securing housing and employment to be a challenge. Last month, a newly formed re-entry advisory board met for the first time. The group …

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