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Photo of OJJDP Acting Administrator Eileen Garry speaking at the 2017 National Mentoring Summit.     

“OJJDP is committed to making a difference in the lives of the nation’s youth. One of the ways we do that is by providing young people with quality, evidence-based mentoring opportunities,” said OJJDP Acting Administrator Eileen M. Garry during the seventh annual National Mentoring Summit. “Since 2008, we have awarded nearly $770 million in grant funding for mentoring programs, mentoring-related research, and training and technical assistance,” she said.

The summit took place on February 1–3, 2017, in Washington, DC.

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