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Study shows that mentoring programs can help reduce juvenile offending and antisocial behavior.

Farrington, D. P., Gaffney, H., & White, H. (2022). Effectiveness of 12 types of interventions in reducing juvenile offending and antisocial behaviour. Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice. https://doi.org/10.3138/cjccj.2022-0022 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  This paper reviews findings from systemic reviews to assess the efficiency of twelve intervention types in lowering anti-social and juvenile […]

Boys & Girls Clubs Detained Youth Mentoring Program

By Boys and Girls Club of America, National Mentoring Resource Center When a youth enters a juvenile detention facility or another place of incarceration, everything changes. They are separated from family members, friends, and surroundings that are familiar to them. They are supervised by uniformed guards who use strict rules (no talking, walking in a […]

Helping Young People After Natural Disasters: There’s a Tool Kit (or Two) for That

By the Annie E. Casey Foundation How can child-serving systems react to natural disasters in meaningful and effective ways? What actions can child welfare and juvenile justice practitioners take to help young people heal? The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Disaster Relief and Response Team has contemplated these very questions over the years. In 2019, this […]

[Webinar] Mentoring youth involved in the juvenile justice system

Description: This webinar will discuss best practices and considerations for mentoring youth involved in and impacted by the juvenile justice system. Attendees will hear from practitioners working in the juvenile justice space who will discuss the role and impact of mentoring along with mentoring challenges and strategies for supporting this population of youth. Date: Thu, […]

NPR: Thoughts on mentoring needs from youths in the juvenile justice system

Written by Cheryl Corley, NPR In Chicago, where the number of shootings last year soared, it’s often young people who become both perpetrators and victims. The Cook County Juvenile Justice Center holds about 200 to 300 young residents awaiting trial at the Temporary Detention Center. Among these residents are Leonard and Nigel, both 17 years […]

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 […]