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NCJ Number: 251408 Find in a Library
Title: Mentoring Best Practices Research: Effectiveness of Juvenile Mentoring for Youth on Parole and Probation in Ohio
Corporate Author: University of Cincinnati
School of Criminal Justice
United States of America
Date Published: 2017
Page Count: 1
Sponsoring Agency: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Washington, DC 20531
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH 45221
Grant Number: 2013-JU-FX-0004
Sale Source: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
US Dept of Justice
810 Seventh Street NW
Washington, DC 20531
United States of America
Document: PDF (Research in Brief)|PDF (Full Report)
Type: Program/Project Description; Program/Project Evaluation; Report (Grant Sponsored); Report (Study/Research); Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Document; Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This is a summary of a report on a study that examined six mentoring programs in Ohio to determine their impact on recidivism.
Abstract: The main finding of the study is that youth on parole and probation who received mentoring services in Ohio continued their delinquent behavior without any statistically significant reduction. In order to address this issue, the researchers recommend that mentoring programs working with justice-involved youth should tailor their approaches to this particular population of youth. The mentoring programs that adhered most to evidence-based practices produced the largest reduction in the rate of recidivism between mentored youth and youth who were not mentored. In contrast, those programs that adhered least to evidence-based practices experienced an increase in the recidivism rate among those youth who participated in mentoring; however, these differences were not statistically significant. The study used a quasi-experimental design under which youth on parole and probation who received mentoring service were matched with similar youth who di not receive mentoring services. Researchers defined “recidivism” for the parole sample as a return to incarceration. Recidivism for the probation sample consisted of any new adjudication.
Main Term(s): Juvenile probation effectiveness
Index Term(s): Juvenile Mentoring Programs; Juvenile probation services; Juvenile Recidivism; Mentoring; Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP); Ohio; OJJDP grant-related documents
Note: See NCJ 251378 for the full report.
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