Police can help homeless youth instead of arresting them

By Nicholas Forge and Ana LaBoy, Youth Today Justin (not his real name) was waiting to run into our group of volunteers as we conducted street outreach to youth and young adults who are experiencing homelessness in Atlanta. He hadn’t been seen in a while, and he was ready to tell us why. Exasperated, he […]

Groundbreaking study is a cautionary tale for group mentoring programs

Editors Note: This is an important study with results that are promising but with a note of caution. I urge you to consider their implications, especially for group mentoring programs.  O’Donnell, C. R. & Williams, I. L. The Buddy System: A 35-Year Follow-Up of Criminal Offenses Clinical Psychological Science 2167702612456907, first published on October 18, 2012 as doi:10.1177/2167702612456907  Summarized by post-doctoral […]