CCUSA and other youth-serving organizations urge Congress to fund Youth Mentoring Program grant

Catholic Charities USA, along with more than 400 national, state and local organizations that advocate for youth and provide mentoring and youth development services, signed on to a letter urging Congress to increase funding for the Youth Mentoring Program, which is managed by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) in the Department of Justice. The funds will support youth-serving organizations such as Catholic Charities agencies throughout the country as they provide critical services for young people.

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Advocacy & Social Policy Initiatives

CCUSA's Advocacy and Social Policy team advocates for policies that uphold human dignity and promote integral human development. Informed by the experience of local Catholic Charities agencies, the team urges policy makers to encounter the needy and vulnerable in their communities and to create policies which assist and support them.

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