Mentoring is a prominent strategy for delinquency prevention and victimization recovery that offers at-risk youth structured support from older or more experienced mentors to provide positive role models and promote resilience. With this solicitation, in collaboration with the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), NIJ seeks applications for rigorous youth mentoring research and independent evaluation projects that address one or both of the following two topical areas:
- Barriers/impediments for youth involved in the justice system to access mentoring services.
- Mentoring programs that serve youth involved in the justice system.
Number of Awards: 2
Total Amount Awarded: $2,245,277