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OJJDP News @ a Glance, January/February 2020

NCJ Number
254489
Date Published
Publication Series
Annotation
This issue of OJJDP News @ a Glance features articles on the National Mentoring Summit and OJJDP’s orientation session for new mentoring grantees, as well as articles on OJJDP's work to combat the commercial sexual exploitation of children and support for the safe recovery of missing and abducted children.
Abstract
The Top Story in this issue of OJJDP News @ a Glance highlights the National Mentoring Summit and OJJDP’s orientation session for new mentoring grantees. Featured articles describe OJJDP's work to combat the commercial sexual exploitation of children and support the safe recovery of missing and abducted children. Additional resources include a Staff Spotlight article on Associate Administrator Kellie Blue, a Stakeholder's Corner article about the OJJDP National Mentoring Resource Center, and coverage of the February 2020 meeting of the Federal Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice. In the Message From the Administrator, Caren Harp discusses the vital role mentoring can play in ensuring a brighter future for our nation's youth: Students who meet regularly with their mentors are 52 percent less likely than their peers to skip a day of school, 46 percent less likely to start using illegal drugs, and 55 percent more likely to enroll in college.
Date Created: February 23, 2020