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  NCJ Number: NCJ 171691     Find in a Library
  Title: Make a Friend -- Be a Peer Mentor
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  Corporate Author: National Crime Prevention Council
United States of America
  Date Published: 07/1999
  Page Count: 8
  Series: OJJDP Youth in Action Series
  Annotation: Mentoring programs, when carefully designed, may prevent or reduce juvenile crime by providing positive influences for young people who need extra attention or who do not have a good support system available to them.
  Abstract: In particular, having an older person to talk to and spend time with, someone who can provide encouragement and friendship, may mean the difference between dropping out of school and graduating or between getting involved with drugs and developing the strength and self-confidence to resist such pressures. Young people involved in mentoring programs are less likely to experiment with drugs, to be physically aggressive, and to skip school than those not involved in these programs. An effective mentoring program requires training for potential mentors, careful matching of mentors and those being mentored, and ongoing support to maintain and improve the mentoring relationship. Specific guidelines and procedures for mentors are detailed to ensure the mentoring process is sustained and successful and to overcome some of the challenges associated with mentoring programs. Benefits of mentoring programs and ways in which such programs can be evaluated are also considered.
  Main Term(s): Juvenile delinquency prevention programs
  Index Term(s): Program evaluation ; Drug prevention programs ; Program planning ; Peer influences on behavior ; Program design ; School dropouts ; Juvenile drug use ; Juvenile crime control ; Juvenile drug abusers ; Mentoring programs
  Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Assistance
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
  Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
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Rockville, MD 20849-6000
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Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
  Type: Program/Project Evaluation
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
  Note: OJJDP Bulletin, Youth in Action, Number 08
   
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