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Further Developing and Enhancing the National Mentoring Resource Center

Award Information

Award #
2016-MU-MU-K001
Location
Congressional District
Status
Open
Funding First Awarded
2016
Total funding (to date)
$5,019,999

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $1,500,000)

The purpose of the OJJDP National Mentoring Resource Center (NMRC) is to provide comprehensive mentoring resources,
references, and training materials for a nationwide audience; and, advance the implementation of evidence- and
research-based mentoring practices. The goal of the resource center is to enhance the capacity of mentoring organizations to develop, implement, and expand effective mentoring practices.

The National Mentoring Partnership’s (MENTOR) goal is to build upon and enhance the established, comprehensive NMRC to equip the mentoring field with high quality information, resources, and technical assistance (TA), and to advance the implementation of evidence and research-based mentoring practices. MENTOR seeks to continue addressing the evolving needs of diverse mentoring organizations nationwide, including OJJDP grantees, by deepening service users’ engagement with the NMRC, strategically expanding its content, and fostering peer collaboration. To this end, MENTOR will: 1) adhere to a work plan and timeline, and a consistent system of communication with OJJDP, to ensure that key goals and activities are accomplished; 2) partner with OJJDP to maintain and enhance an interactive and practitioner-friendly NMRC and its comprehensive catalogue of resources and reviews; 3) continually assess and respond to gaps in evidence-based practice and performance measurement among mentoring organizations; 4) deliver evidence-based training and TA to OJJDP grantees and the broader field to increase capacity and effectiveness; 5) deliver evidence-based practice and performance measurement information, tools and research; 6) expand the NMRC’s implementation resources, including contributions of OJJDP grantees; 7) deliver online modules addressing common needs and promoting efficiencies; 8) provide customized in-person and virtual technical assistance and training to OJJDP grantees; 9) facilitate collaboration and peer-learning among mentoring organizations and across disciplines; and 10) host a national conference convening mentoring practitioners.
CA/NCF

This program furthers the Department's mission by providing grants and cooperative agreements for training and technical assistance to organizations that OJJDP designates.

MENTOR's goal is to strategically increase the breadth and depth of the National Mentoring Resource Center's (NMRC) content and services, while bringing research-to-practice applications to an even larger and more diverse audience of mentoring practitioners, researchers and stakeholders. MENTOR also seeks to deepen the NMRC’s supports for OJJDP’s mentoring initiatives and grantees and make targeted efforts to meet the unique needs of programs serving American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) youth. To this end, MENTOR will 1) adhere to a work plan timeline, and consistent system of communication with OJJDP to ensure that key goals and activities are accomplished; 2) partner with OJJDP to deliver an engaging and accessible NMRC and its comprehensive catalogue of resources and reviews; 3) continually assess and respond to gaps in evidence-based practice and performance measurement among mentoring organizations; 4) deliver evidence-based training and technical assistance to OJJDP grantees and the broader field; 5) deliver evidence-based practice and performance measurement information, tools and research; 6) expand the NMRC's implementation resources, including contributions of OJJDP grantees; 7) provide accessible online modules addressing common needs to promote efficiency; 8) facilitate collaboration and peer-learning among mentoring organizations and across disciplines; and 10) host a national conference convening mentoring practitioners and researchers to share knowledge on key topics in mentoring, and a specific gathering for new OJJDP mentoring grantees. Funds for this project will not be allocated to research as defined by the Department of Justice. Progress toward goals will be measured systematically using multiple methods, including web analytics and pre- and post-surveys measuring knowledge gained.
CA/NCF

This program furthers the Department's mission by providing grants and cooperative agreements for training and technical assistance to organizations that OJJDP designates.

MENTOR - The National Mentoring Partnership, Inc. is funded to continue to operate the OJJDP National Mentoring Resourced Center (NMRC). The goal of this project is to strategically increase the breadth and depth of the NMRC content and services, while bringing research-to-practice applications to an even larger and more diverse audience of mentoring practitioners, researchers and stakeholders. MENTOR also seeks to deepen the NMRC support for OJJDP’s mentoring initiatives and grantees and make targeted efforts to meet the unique needs of youth impacted by opioids. To this end, MENTOR will 1) adhere to a work plan timeline, and consistent system of communication with OJJDP to ensure that key goals and activities are accomplished; 2) partner with OJJDP to deliver an engaging and accessible NMRC and its comprehensive catalogue of resources and reviews; 3) continually assess and respond to gaps in evidence-based practice and performance measurement among mentoring organizations; 4) deliver evidence-based training and technical assistance to OJJDP grantees and the broader field; 5) deliver evidence-based practice and performance measurement information, tools and research; 6) expand the NMRC's implementation resources, including contributions of OJJDP grantees; 7) provide accessible online modules addressing common needs to promote efficiency; 8) facilitate collaboration and peer-learning among mentoring organizations and across disciplines; 10) host a convening of new OJJDP mentoring grantees to share knowledge on key topics in mentoring; and 11) develop specific resources, including training, for mentoring programs working with youth impacted by opioids. Funds for this project will not be allocated to research as defined by the Department of Justice. Progress toward goals will be measured systematically using multiple methods, including web analytics and pre- and post-surveys measuring knowledge gained. CA/NCF

Date Created: September 26, 2016