The Center for the Advancement of Mentoring Partners
TCAM is a project of Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC), in collaboration with Dare Mighty Things, Inc. (DMT). Dr. Roger Jarjoura of Indiana University and founder of Aftercare for the Incarcerated Through Mentoring; Janet Forbush, an independent evaluator for mentoring initiatives and youth service programs; and Dennis Talbert, President of Empower Outreach, a faith-based mentoring program for high-risk youth. TCAM is funded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP).
Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC) EDC is an international, non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing learning and promoting health. EDC works to reduce barriers and disparities with an emphasis on the most vulnerable populations, especially those living in poverty. EDC builds the capacity of practitioners to reduce juvenile delinquency through strategies such as mentoring system-involved youth; restorative justice; dropout prevention; and prevention/early intervention for youth violence, gang involvement, and alcohol and other drug use.
Dare Mighty Things, Inc. (DMT) is a management consulting firm specializing in the development of large-scale programs that impact vulnerable populations. DMT works with national, state, and local organizations to develop large-scale, outcome-based social initiatives for at-risk and high-risk populations.
The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) supports states, local communities, and tribal jurisdictions in their efforts to develop and implement effective programs for juveniles. OJJDP strives to strengthen the juvenile justice system's efforts to protect public safety, hold offenders accountable, and provide services that address the needs of youth and their families.