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How does social support affect the mental health of incarcerated people?

Chassay, L., & Kremer, K. P. (2022). Association Between Social Support and Mental Health of Incarcerated Individuals. Journal of Correctional Health Care, 28(1), 47–53.  https://doi.org/10.1089/jchc.20.01.0003 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Incarcerated people experience mental health issues more frequently than the general population. 56% of incarcerated people in state prisons have one or more mental […]

An examination of caregiver incarceration, positive childhood experiences, and school success

Crouch, E., Smith, H. P., & Andersen, T. S. (2022). An examination of caregiver incarceration, positive childhood experiences, and school success. Children and Youth Services Review, 133, 106345. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2021.106345 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Although previous studies have investigated family & school connectedness and lifetime educational achievements of incarcerated adults, there aren’t as many that […]

How does visitation impact child-parent relationship quality and psychological outcomes of youths with incarcerated parents?

Kremer, K. P., Christensen, K. M., Stump, K. N., Stelter, R. L., Kupersmidt, J. B., & Rhodes, J. E. (2021). The role of visitation and parent-child relationship quality in promoting positive outcomes for children of incarcerated parents. Child & Family Social Work. Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Over five million youths have had an incarcerated […]

[Distinguished Lecture Series] How can youth mentoring research can help improve outcomes for Turkish youth in the criminal justice system

Date: June 3, 2021 12:00 PM EST  There is an acceleration of the prison population in Turkey, with incarceration rates being one of the highest per capita in Europe (Walmsley, 2016). Official statistics of the Turkish Ministry of Justice (2019) indicate that youth incarceration and probation rates have quadrupled in the past decade. Those alarming […]

New program combines coding and mentoring to help at-risk youth

Written by Jessica Guynn and Megan Diskin, USA TODAY CAMARILLO and SAN QUENTIN, Calif. — Inside an aging brick facility ringed by a chain-link fence and agricultural fields, 14 young people convicted of violent crimes are trying to program a better future for themselves. For the last two months they’ve been learning to write code through a first-of-its-kind pilot program at the Ventura […]

The novel approach: Combining literature and mentoring to support juvenile offenders

Seroczynski, A., Evans, W., Jobst, A., Horvath, L. & Carozza, G. (2015). Reading for Life and adolescent re-arrest: Evaluating a unique juvenile diversion program. South Bend, Indiana: University of Notre Dame, Center for Children and Families.     Summarized by Justin Preston Introduction With a juvenile incarceration rate of 250 youth per 100,000 citizens, the […]