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Prevention, Intervention Better Than Incarceration, Book Says

“Terrence was 16 when he and three other teens attempted to rob a barbeque restaurant in Jacksonville, Florida. Though they left with no money and no one was injured, Terrence was sentenced to die in prison for his involvement in that crime.” —Cara H. Drinan, “The War on Kids”

Mentoring Program Grant

The MetLife Foundation grant continues its tradition of community involvement through its After-School and Mentoring Grant. This is to help increase opportunities for kids through after-school programs and mentoring kids through organizations that help enrich out-of-school activities for low-income middle school kids.  

Mentoring Young People who are Getting Out of Detention or Prison

A webinar from the Council of State Governments will focus on recruiting family members, teachers and other people to mentor youth who are getting back into the community after spending time in detention or prison.  The online event is free, and takes place Monday, November 1, at 3:30pm Eastern.  Speakers include:

David Altschuler, Johns Hopkins University Institute for Policy Studies
Shay Bilchik, Center for Juvenile Justice Reform, Georgetown University
Roger Jarjoura, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis; Founder, Aftercare for the Incarcerated through Mentoring
Dennis Talbert, Michigan Neighborhood Partnership

Learn more and register here.

Child mentoring grant

This from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service:
HHS Announces Mentoring Children of Prisoners Program

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS’) Administration for Children and Families is accepting applications for its Mentoring Children of Prisoners Program. The program supports the creation and maintenance of one-on-one mentoring relationships between children of incarcerated parents and caring, supportive adults, through a network of public and private community entities, in areas with substantial numbers of children of incarcerated parents. The application deadline is July 30, 2010. See grant RFP here.