With this solicitation, OJJDP seeks to fund mentoring organizations to enhance and expand mentoring services for children and youth who are at risk or high risk for juvenile delinquency, victimization, and juvenile justice system involvement.
This program supports the implementation and delivery of mentoring services to youth populations that are at risk or high risk for juvenile delinquency, victimization, and juvenile justice system involvement. Mentoring services can be one-on-one, group, peer, or a combination of these types.
Applicants must initiate mentoring services to youth who are 17 years old or younger at the time of admission to the program. Mentors must be an adult (age 18 or older), or in cases where peer mentoring models are being implemented, an older peer and under adult supervision. The target population should include those youth who are at risk or high risk for delinquency or victimization and/or are involved in the juvenile justice system.
There are three categories in this solicitation:
Category 1: Mentoring Organizations (1 state)
Category 2: Mentoring Organizations (2 to 10 states)
Category 3: Mentoring Organizations (11 to 44 states)
This solicitation-specific webinar was held on May 19, 2023. The webinar recording link will be posted when it is available.