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Further Developing and Enhancing the National Mentoring Resource Center

Award Information

Award #
2019-JU-FX-K001
Location
Congressional District
Status
Open
Funding First Awarded
2019
Total funding (to date)
$4,000,000

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $2,000,000)

The National Mentoring Resource Center (NMRC) provides the mentoring field with comprehensive resources and training materials to advance the implementation of evidence- and research-based mentoring practices. This program is authorized and funded pursuant to Department of Justice Appropriations Act, 2019, Pub. L. 116-6, 133.
Specifically, the National Mentoring Resource Center (NMRC) will enhance the capacity of mentoring organizations to develop, implement, and expand effective mentoring practices. NMRC will provide comprehensive mentoring resources, references, and training materials to the mentoring field with special attention to OJJDP-funded mentoring programs with the primary goal of improving the quality and effectiveness of mentoring across the nation and as a result, youth outcomes. The project achieves this goal through the development and delivery of the following modes of resource assistance: high-quality training; an online repository of resources, tools and training modules; facilitating peer networks and coaching on national practice standards; in-person and phone consultations; and a national training event.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. The purpose of OJJDP's National Mentoring Resource Center (NMRC) is to provide comprehensive mentoring resources, references, and training materials for a nationwide audience and to advance the implementation of evidence-based mentoring practices. The NMRC project includes three core components: the NMRC website, the NMRC Research Board, and no-cost training and technical assistance to mentoring organizations. The project goal is to support the continued advancement of high-quality mentoring practices for at-risk youth across the country. With the continued enhancement and expansion of the NMRC program, MENTOR will continue to (1) adhere to a work plan, timeline, and consistent system of communication with OJJDP to ensure that key goals and objectives are accomplished; (2) partner with OJJDP to maintain and enhance an interactive, practitioner-friendly comprehensive catalog of resources; (3) 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 to increase capacity and effectiveness; (5) develop evidence-based practice and performance measurement information, tools, and research; (6) expand NMRC program implementation resources, including contributions of OJJDP grantees; (7) deliver online modules that address common needs and promote efficiencies; (8) provide customized in-person and virtual training and technical assistance to OJJDP grantees; (9) facilitate collaboration and peer learning among mentoring organizations and across disciplines; and (10) work with OJJDP to plan and execute a day-long orientation for new OJJDP mentoring grantees.

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Date Created: September 16, 2019