New RCT explores the effectiveness of a mentoring program for youth assault injuries

Lindstrom Johnson, S., Jones, V., Ryan, L., DuBois, D. L., Fein, J. A., & Cheng, T. L. (2022). Investigating effects of mentoring for youth with assault injuries: Results of a randomized-controlled trial. Prevention Science. Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Mentorships are known for averting delinquency and crime and can improve behavioral and […]

Consideration of future consequences: How does solitude affect youth with behavioral issues?

Poon, C. Y. S., Chan, C. S., Chau, P. P. L., & Chan, C.-Y. (2021). Be still and you will know: A mixed-method study on solitude and consideration of future consequences among youth in rehabilitation. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 0306624X211058955. Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Social media makes it’s […]

New study shows promising long-term outcomes for mentoring program for children in foster care

Taussig, H. N., Dmitrieva, J., Garrido, E. F., Cooley, J. L., & Crites, E. (2021). Fostering Healthy Futures Preventive Intervention for Children in Foster Care: Long-term Delinquency Outcomes from a Randomized Controlled Trial. Prevention Science. Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Although maltreated foster care children have a high risk of being involved in delinquency […]

It Takes a Community to Heal Traumatized Youth, and Formal and Natural Mentors Have a Part to Play

By Cathy Anthofer-Fialon, Juvenile Justice Information Exchange Juvenile justice is a delicate dance between the court, families and the community. Juvenile justice began as a recognition that youth/children are different from adults and benefit from the rehabilitative nature of the court system. However, communities can demand youth be “taught a lesson” and pressure may be […]