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Juvenile Mentoring Program: 1998 Report to Congress

A positive bond between a developing child and a nurturing adult pays rich dividends that can last a lifetime. With growing erosion of family life & heavy demands on overburdened support systems, this attachment is increasingly problematic. When a child's family is unable to provide adequate supervision or support, a mentor can help fill the gap. So, in 1992, Congress responded by amending the Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974 to establish the Juvenile Mentoring Program (JUMP). This report describes the initial stages of OJJDP's ongoing evaluation of the 93 projects funded under JUMP and includes its preliminary findings.

Available Media: Print

Faculty Author: Shay Bilchik, Administrator

Producer: Office of Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention

Source: OJJDP