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NCJ Number: 205365 Find in a Library
Title: OJJDP News @ a Glance, Volume III Number 3 (May/June 2004)
Journal: OJJDP News @ a Glance  Volume:3  Issue:3  Dated:May/June 2004  Pages:1-6
Series: OJJDP News @ a Glance
Corporate Author: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
US Dept of Justice
United States of America
Date Published: May 2004
Page Count: 6
Sponsoring Agency: NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
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Document: HTML|PDF
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: News/Media
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This newsletter reviews May and June’s highlighted the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) news.
Abstract: Founded in 1904, Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) is the oldest and largest mentoring organization in the United States, serving more than 275,000 youth in 5,000 communities. National research has shown that the positive relationships between mentors and youth have direct, measurable, and lasting impact. Youth who have been mentored are less likely to use drugs, drink alcohol, skip school, or engage in acts of violence. Since 1998, OJJDP has allocated more than $23 million in funding to BBBS. OJJDP’s $6 million funding for the fiscal year 2004 is helping BBBS operate and expand services at regional training centers, award subgrants to affiliates for school and faith-based mentoring, pilot a new service delivery model, and develop a management information system for local affiliates. OJJDP congratulates BBBS as it celebrates 100 years of helping children. OJJDP funded several centennial activities, including a campaign to reunite former big brothers and big sisters with their little brothers and little sisters, a book highlighting 100 stories from the first 100 years, and a fundraising initiative to recruit and cultivate corporate sponsors and private donors. The centennial celebration featured a 2-day event in New York City on June 15 and 16, 2004. Other articles featured in this newsletter include: Web site redesign, new publications, Missing Children’s Day, funding updates, innovation awards, Law Day, and coordinating council.
Main Term(s): Big Brothers/Big Sisters of America
Index Term(s): Grants or contracts; Mentoring programs; Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP); Private sector-government cooperation
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