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2014 National Mentoring Summit: Mentoring Works


  

On January 30, 2014, OJJDP Administrator Robert L. Listenbee joined a panel of experts in a plenary session discussion on mentoring and other strategies for preventing youth from becoming involved with the juvenile justice system.

The discussion, which took place at the fourth annual National Mentoring Summit
in Arlington, VA, covered a range of topics, including the characteristics of the juvenile justice system and the scope of its impact; the multiple points at
which youth enter the system, including expulsion and out-of-school suspensions; and mentoring’s potential for preventing entry into the
system.

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