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For more information, contact one of the following organizations or visit the U.S. Department of Justice Kids Page Web site at www.usdoj.gov/kidspage. This site includes information for kids, youth, parents, and teachers.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of America
National Headquarters
230 North 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107-1510
215-567-7000
Internet: www.bbbsa.org

Juvenile Justice Clearinghouse (JJC)
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
800-638-8736
301-519-5212 (Fax)
Internet: www.ojjdp.ncjrs.org

Literacy Volunteers of America, Inc.
635 James Street
Syracuse, NY 13203-2214
315-472-0001

National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information (NCADI)
P.O. Box 2345
Rockville, MD 20847-2345
800-729-6686 or 301-468-2600
301-468-6433 (Fax)
Internet: www.health.org

National Crime Prevention Council
1700 K Street NW., Second Floor
Washington, DC 20006-3817
202-466-6272
202-296-1356 (Fax)
Internet: www.ncpc.org

The National Mentoring Partnership
1400 I Street NW.
Washington, DC 20005
202-729-4340
202-729-4341 (Fax)
Internet: www.mentoring.org


This Bulletin was produced by the National Crime Prevention Council as part of the National Citizens' Crime Prevention Campaign under a cooperative agreement with the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. The National Crime Prevention Council is a nonprofit organization that conducts demonstration and youth-based programs, produces publications and training materials on a variety of subjects, and manages the day-to-day activities of the National Citizens' Crime Prevention Campaign.

Points of view or opinions expressed in this document are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, BJA, or the U.S. Department of Justice.


The National Youth Network, founded and managed by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, consists of diverse youth leaders from across the Nation who are sponsored by youth-serving organizations. The goal of the Network is to recognize and build upon the power and importance of youth leadership by uniting young people and adults, through communication and action, to enable youth organizations and nonaffiliated youth to have a positive, formidable impact in our communities and throughout our Nation.


The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention is a component of the Office of Justice Programs, which also includes the Bureau of Justice Assistance, the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, and the Office for Victims of Crime.

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