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ABCs of School-Based Mentoring
OJJDP-Sponsored. This technical assistance guide provides information for youth-serving organizations that want to implement new school-based mentoring programs or strengthen existing mentoring programs. September 2000. 96 pages. NCJ 189141
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ABCs of School-Based Mentoring
OJJDP-Sponsored. This guide explores the nuances of building a youth mentoring program in a school setting. September 2007. 88 pages. NCJ 229357
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Blueprints for Violence Prevention
OJJDP-Produced. Provides information on violence prevention and intervention programs that have proven to be effective in reducing adolescent violent crime, aggressive delinquency, and substance abuse and predelinquent aggression and conduct disorders. July 2001. 16 pages. NCJ 187079
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Blueprints for Violence Prevention
OJJDP-Produced. Describes the initiative, presents lessons learned about program implementation, and provides recommendations for program designers, funders, and implementing agencies and organizations. July 2004. 180 pages. NCJ 204274
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Building Relationships: A Guide for New Mentors
OJJDP-Sponsored. This guide describes 10 important features of mentor attitudes and styles that facilitate the building of positive relationships with mentees. April 2001. 35 pages. NCJ 195720
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Building Relationships: A Guide for New Mentors
OJJDP-Sponsored. This guide provides mentors with 10 simple rules for being a successful mentor and quotes from actual volunteers and youth on what they have learned form the mentoring experience. September 2007. 48 pages. NCJ 229360
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Changing Lives: Prevention and Intervention to Reduce Serious Offending
NIJ, OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. Justice Research Series. This bulletin assesses early childhood, juvenile, and early adulthood programs that have demonstrated measurable impacts on offending in early adulthood or up to age 29. August 2014. 8 pages. NCJ 243993
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Cross-Age Teaching
OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. Youth in Action Series. Describes cross-age teaching programs for youth, in which youth share their skills and knowledge with persons either younger or older than they are. July 1999. 8 pages. NCJ 171688
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Examining the Referral Stage for Mentoring High-Risk Youth In Six Different Juvenile Justice Settings
OJJDP-Sponsored. This report discusses issues and provides guidance in referring juvenile offenders processed in teen courts/youth courts to a mentoring program, in which a non-parental adult forms a relationship with the youth for the purpose of being an example, guide, and support for the youth’s positive development. October 2013. 16 pages. NCJ 244241
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Findings From the Evaluation of OJJDP's Gang Reduction Program
OJJDP-Produced. Presents the findings from an independent evaluation of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention’s (OJJDP's) Gang Reduction Program—a comprehensive, multifaceted approach to gang reduction. December 2010. 20 pages. NCJ 230106
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Formula Grants Program
OJJDP-Produced, Article. In Focus. Provides an overview of OJJDP’s Formula Grants program, which supports efforts related to delinquency prevention and reduction, juvenile justice system improvement, research, evaluation, statistical analysis, and training and technical assistance. October 2009. 4 pages. NCJ 227470
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Foundations of Successful Youth Mentoring
OJJDP-Sponsored. This guide offers a comprehensive overview of the characteristics of successful youth mentoring programs. September 2007. 114 pages. NCJ 229359
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Generic Mentoring Program Policy and Procedure Manual
OJJDP-Sponsored. This guide provides advice and a customizable template for creating an operation manual for a local mentoring program. September 2007. 150 pages. NCJ 229358
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Investigation of the Effectiveness of a Developmental Mentoring Model as an Intervention/Prevention Strategy for Juveniles of Varying Levels of Risk for Delinquency among Middle School Youth in Metro Louisville
OJJDP-Sponsored. This study determined whether cross-age mentoring is an effective model for preventing juvenile delinquency among middle-school children (sixth graders) with varying degrees of risk for delinquency. January 2014. 46 pages. NCJ 244758
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Investing in Youth for a Safer Future
OJJDP-Produced. This bulletin provides information about the Investing in Youth for a Safer Future public education campaign. April 1999. 2 pages. NCJ 247853
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Juvenile Justice Journal, Volume IX, Number 1 (Causes and Correlates)
OJJDP-Produced, Journal. Juvenile Justice Journal. Focuses on research that assess how and why children become delinquent, including its value in preventing and combating delinquency. September 2004. 40 pages. NCJ 203555
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Juvenile Mentoring Program (JUMP), 1998 Report to Congress
OJJDP-Produced. Reviews the principles guiding OJJDP's approach to juvenile crime prevention and the community environment impacting that approach. December 1998. 65 pages. NCJ 173424
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Juvenile Mentoring Program: A Progress Review
OJJDP-Produced. Lists the parameters under which OJJDP's JUMP programs operated in 2000, describes the scope and methodology of JUMP's ongoing national evaluation, and presents preliminary evaluation findings. September 2000. 8 pages. NCJ 182209
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Make a Friend -- Be a Peer Mentor
OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. Youth in Action Series. Presents peer mentoring programs for youth (those that match older youth with young students in one-on-one relationships) as a way to prevent or reduce crime. July 1999. 8 pages. NCJ 171691
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Measuring the Quality of Mentor-Youth Relationships: A Tool for Mentoring Programs
OJJDP-Sponsored. This technical assistance packet is designed to help mentoring programs monitor mentor-youth relationships to insure positive matches. August 2002. 43 pages. NCJ 197001
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Mentoring--A Proven Delinquency Prevention Strategy
OJJDP-Produced. Discusses OJJDP's Juvenile Mentoring Program and the Big Brothers/Big Sisters of America program and provides preliminary findings and evaluation results of both programs. April 1997. 8 pages. NCJ 164834
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Mentoring Children of Incarcerated Parents: A Synthesis of Research and Input from the Listening Session Held by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and the White House Domestic Policy Council and Office of Public Engagement
OJJDP-Sponsored. This report provides a summary of research presented at the listening session held by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and the White House Domestic Policy Council and Office of Public Engagement. 2013. 63 pages. NCJ 244198
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Mentoring for Youth in Schools and Communities
OJJDP-Sponsored, Teleconference Videotapes. Provides community-based organizations with information and resources to build successful mentoring programs. September 1997. NCJ 166376
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Mentoring Matters Videoconference
OJJDP-Sponsored, Teleconference Videotapes. Highlights the importance of mentoring as an effective approach to delinquency prevention; examines mentoring in community, faith-based, school, and work settings; and shares strategies for recruiting mentors effectively. January 2003. NCJ 198416
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Mentoring Sexual Minority Youth
OJJDP-Sponsored. This manual describes multiple obstacles that confront homosexual youth and restrict their chances for successful lives, suggest initial steps that mentoring programs can take so that they will feel safe and welcoming to these youth, and explores the implications for training mentors. December 2000. 47 pages. NCJ 189142
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OJJDP Annual Report 2008
OJJDP-Produced. Describes OJJDP’s activities and accomplishments during fiscal year 2008. March 2009. 101 pages. NCJ 225036
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OJJDP Annual Report 2011
OJJDP-Produced. Describes OJJDP’s activities and accomplishments during fiscal year 2011. June 2013. 84 pages. NCJ 238638
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OJJDP Annual Report 2012: How OJJDP Is Working for Youth Justice and Safety
OJJDP-Produced. This report provides an overview of the Office's activities in fiscal year (FY) 2012. December 2013. 60 pages. NCJ 241584
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, Volume III Number 3 (May/June 2004)
OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance . Presents notices of agency activities, recent publications, funding opportunities, and upcoming events, includes a special feature on Big Brothers Big Sisters 100th anniversary celebration. May 2004. 6 pages. NCJ 205365
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, January/February 2010
OJJDP-Produced, Grant. News @ a Glance . Features a media event held by Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington in partnership with the Office of Justice Programs celebrating National Mentoring Month. The issue also includes features on the recent activities and achievements of the AMBER Alert program; the Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention’s approval of a 2010 workplan and identification of key areas of focus for the future; and updates to OJJDP’s online resources for preventing gang violence. January 2010. 15 pages. NCJ 229132
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, January/February 2012
OJJDP-Produced, Grant. News @ a Glance . OJJDP's bimonthly newsletter presents notices of agency activities, recent publications, funding opportunities, and upcoming events. February 2012. 16 pages. NCJ 237146
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, July/August 2005
OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance . Includes special features on OJJDP’s recently enhanced online Model Programs Guide, OJJDP’s participation in the Federal Partnership for Disadvantaged Youth, and other topics. Available online only. August 2005. NCJ 210414
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, July/August 2009
OJJDP-Produced, Grant. News @ a Glance . Features a new report recommending comprehensive dependency court improvements for American Indian/Alaska Native children; information on the upcoming Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws conference; recent visits to OJJDP by delegations from the United Kingdom, Spain, and Brazil to learn more about the Office’s programs; and a Tribal Youth Program grant that enabled American Indian youth to travel to the Oregon Statehouse to view lawmakers at work. July 2009. 10 pages. NCJ 227625
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, November/December 2010
OJJDP-Produced, Grant. News @ a Glance . Reports on OJJDP's initiatives to prevent and intervene in girls' delinquency. The issue also includes special features on OJJDP's FY 2010 grant awards, an OJJDP survey of juvenile justice professionals to determine training and technical assistance needs, and the recent national AMBER Alert Symposium. November 2010. 18 pages. NCJ 232214
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, November/December 2011
OJJDP-Produced, Grant. News @ a Glance . OJJDP's bimonthly newsletter presents notices of agency activities, recent publications, funding opportunities, and upcoming events. December 2011. 10 pages. NCJ 236316
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, September/October 2010
OJJDP-Produced, Grant. News @ a Glance . Reports on the Attorney General's Defending Childhood initiative. The issue also includes special features on the September meeting of the Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention; arts programs that help at-risk and delinquent youth replace destructive behavior with positive activities and interests; and the Office of Justice Programs' SMART Office, which supports the nation's efforts to register and monitor sex offenders. September 2010. 14 pages. NCJ 232007
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, January/February 2008
OJJDP-Produced. Features National Mentoring Month, AMBER Alert Awareness Day, and OJJDP’s involvement in numerous conference and training programs. January 2008. 0 pages. NCJ 221373
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, January/February 2011
OJJDP-Produced, Grant. News @ a Glance . Reports on a partnership to enable millions of Facebook users across the country to receive AMBER Alerts via their accounts. The issue also includes special features on First Lady Michelle Obama’s announcement at the National Mentoring Summit of The Corporate Mentoring Challenge, and on OJJDP’s two FY 2010 fellows in the areas of tribal youth and juvenile justice and children’s exposure to violence. January 2011. 12 pages. NCJ 233339
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, January/February 2014
OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance . This issue's lead story highlights the National Mentoring Summit, held in Arlington, VA. February 2014. 0 pages. NCJ 244623
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, July/August 2011
OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance . OJJDP's bimonthly newsletter presents notices of agency activities, recent publications, fund opportunities, and upcoming events. August 2011. 0 pages. NCJ 235188
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, March/April 2011
OJJDP-Produced, Grant. News @ a Glance . OJJDP's bimonthly newsletter presents notices of agency activities, recent publications, funding opportunities, and upcoming events. April 2011. 12 pages. NCJ 234084
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, November/December 2007
OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance . This issue includes a feature on the testimony of OJJDP Administrator Robert J. Flores at the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary's hearing on reauthorization of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act and the Fifth Regional Conference on Helping America's Youth. November 2007. NCJ 220298
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, September/October 2008
OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance . Highlights the OJJDP guide for child abduction survivors, You’re Not Alone: The Journey From Abduction to Empowerment, which was recently featured on a national television talk show. The issue also includes articles on the release of OJJDP’s Girls Study Group Bulletins, developed in response to the rising arrest rates for female juveniles in the 1990s. September 2008. NCJ 224013
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, September/October 2013
OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance . Highlights a listening session organized by the White House Domestic Policy Council and OJJDP on how to improve or enhance mentoring services for children of incarcerated parents, and more. October 2013. 1 pages. NCJ 243534
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, September/October 2014
OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance . This issue's top story and video message from the OJJDP Administrator highlight the 40th anniversary of the passage of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act. October 2014. 5 pages. NCJ 248243
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, Volume II, Number 1 (January/February 2003)
OJJDP-Produced. Presents notices of OJJDP activities, publications, funding opportunities, and events; includes features on OJJDP priorities for 2003, National Mentoring Month, and the National Summit on Child Prostitution. January 2003. 6 pages. NCJ 198473
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, Volume II, Number 6 (November/December 2003)
OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance . Presents notices of agency activities, recent publications, funding opportunities, and upcoming events, includes a special feature on OJJDP's mentoring-related activities. November 2003. 6 pages. NCJ 202802
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OJJDP's Major Grant Programs
OJJDP-Produced, Fact Sheet. In Focus. Discusses the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention's (OJJDP's) grant programs, which are authorized by the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974, as amended. October 2011. 4 pages. NCJ 234072
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OJJDP: An Overview
OJJDP-Produced, Fact Sheet. In Focus. Provides an overview of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) and describes its divisions and programs. October 2011. 4 pages. NCJ 234073
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Recruiting Mentors: A Guide to Finding Volunteers to Work With Youth
OJJDP-Sponsored. Drawing on effective practices used by volunteer-based organizations and on research findings about mentoring, this manual describes recruitment strategies that programs can adapt to meet their particular circumstances. February 2001. 50 pages. NCJ 195723
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Referring Youth in Juvenile Justice Settings to Mentoring Programs: Effective Strategies and Practices to Improving the Mentoring Experience for At-Risk and High-Risk Youth
OJJDP-Sponsored. The research reported here used multiple methods in obtaining data from mentoring and juvenile justice systems in order to determine how juvenile justice systems refer youth to mentoring, challenges faced during the referral process, examples of effective strategies for addressing these challenges, and action steps. September 2012. 162 pages. NCJ 241485
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Researching the Referral Stage of Youth Mentoring in Six Juvenile Justice Settings: An Exploratory Analysis
OJJDP-Sponsored. This final report presents the results of a study that examined the referral stage in youth mentoring in six juvenile justice settings. October 2012. 190 pages. NCJ 240820
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SafeFutures: Partnerships to Reduce Youth Violence and Delinquency
OJJDP-Produced. This fact sheet provides information about the SafeFutures project, which assists communities with efforts to reduce youth violence and delinquency. December 1996. 2 pages. NCJ 247943
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Successful Program Implementation: Lessons From Blueprints
OJJDP-Produced. Presents results of the process evaluation of Blueprints programs, identifying critical components of program implementation. July 2004. 12 pages. NCJ 204273
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Supporting Mentors
OJJDP-Sponsored. This manual provides guidelines and suggestions for developing and implementing program strategies that support mentors, help them build trusting relationships with their mentees, and contribute to positive outcomes for the mentees. June 2001. 30 pages. NCJ 195722
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Sustainability Planning and Resource Development for Youth Mentoring Programs
OJJDP-Sponsored. This guide book has been designed to help mentoring programs create a resource development plan. September 2007. 144 pages. NCJ 229362
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T.E.A.M., Teach, Empower, Affirm, Mentor, A Risk Reduction Mentoring Curriculum, Instructor's Manual
OJJDP-Sponsored. This is the instructor’s manual for a curriculum designed for mentors and mentees in the T.E.A.M. mentoring program (Teach, Empower, Affirm, Mentor), which is a cross-age mentoring program for middle school students with varying degrees of risk for delinquent behavior. January 2014. 253 pages. NCJ 244759
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Training New Mentees: A Manual for Preparing Youth in Mentoring Programs
OJJDP-Sponsored. This document discusses training for youth in need of mentoring. 2003. 82 pages. NCJ 204908
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Training New Mentors
OJJDP-Sponsored. This manual provides material for training new mentors, including suggested activities for two workshops that, together, require between 5 and 6 hours of training. March 2001. 52 pages. NCJ 195721
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Training New Mentors
OJJDP-Sponsored. This guide provides ready-to-use training modules for mentoring programs in the training of new mentors. September 2007. 78 pages. NCJ 229361
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Understanding the Role of Parent Engagement To Enhance Mentoring Outcomes: Final Evaluation Report
OJJDP-Sponsored. This report provides an evaluation of the impact of a parent mentoring intervention on mentoring relationships and youth outcomes in a youth services agency. June 2014. 28 pages. NCJ 247571
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