"Information for this report was gathered from JUMP [Juvenile Mentoring Program] grantee proposals, from regularly submitted grantee progress reports, and from direct phone contacts with program coordinators and other staff. The information primarily reflects activities that took place during the first quarter of FY 1998 (October 1, 1997-December 31, 1997), but also includes information from earlier fiscal years. This information represents initial data gathered as part of a national evaluation of mentoring as implemented through the individual JUMP projects. [...] The '1998 Report to Congress' begins with an overview of the principles guiding OJJDP's approach to juvenile crime prevention and the community environment impacting that approach. The second chapter describes the individual JUMP grants and the intervention models that grantees have selected to implement in their communities. Chapters 3, 4, and 5 provide descriptions of the youth being served, their volunteer mentors, and the nature of their mentoring relationship. Finally, the report examines initial evaluation findings and some promising indicators of success, and presents anticipated directions for future mentoring and mentoring-related activities."
National Criminal Justice Reference Service: http://www.ncjrs.gov/