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|OJJDP News @ a Glance,
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.
Words Unlocked Poetry Initiative Open to Incarcerated Youth
In observance of April as National Poetry Month, the Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings invites youth held in secure facilities to participate in its nationwide Words Unlocked poetry initiative and contest. This year's theme of “Transformation!” encourages youth to share poetry describing transformations that they have experienced, hope to experience, or fear they may experience. Free online resourcesfor this month-long program include daily lesson plans, classroom materials, and contest guidelines.