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"I'm proud that the Office of Justice Programs (OJP) has provided strong support for mentoring efforts, through the leadership of Bob Listenbee and his terrific staff in our Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention," said Assistant Attorney General for OJP Karol V. Mason during her remarks at the 2016 National Mentoring Summit. "Since 2011, we’ve made more than $377 million in funding available for local and national mentoring programs and mentoring-related research."

The 3-day summit featured more than 60 workshops and was
attended by nearly 1,000 people.

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