Designing Effective Mentoring Programs for Neglected, Delinquent and Incarcerated Youth

Designing Effective Mentoring Programs for Neglected, Delinquent and Incarcerated Youth

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At-risk youth and youthful offenders often have limited contact with positive adult role models with whom they can form and sustain meaningful relationships. Mentoring programs can provide the opportunity for these young people to establish supportive relationships with positive adult role models. NDTAC's Mentoring Toolkit 2.0: Resources for Developing Programs for Incarcerated Youth brings together information, program descriptions, and links to important resources that can assist staff of JJ facilities and organizations to design effective mentoring programs for neglected and delinquent youth, particularly those who are incarcerated. This webinar coincides with the release of NDTAC’s updated toolkit and will provide overviews of:

  • Why mentoring is a promising intervention for incarcerated youth and special considerations for program development
  • Common elements of effective mentoring programs and critical elements for designing effective mentoring programs for neglected and delinquent youth
  • Tools for developing mentoring programs for incarcerated youth
  • The Texas Juvenile Justice Department's Mentoring Programs---faith, sponsorship and group mentorship approaches.

​Presenters:

  • G. Roger Jarjoura, Ph.D.Principal Researcher, American Institutes for Research
  • Tammy T. Holland, M. PAff., CVAManager of Family, Community and Chaplaincy Programs, Texas Juvenile Justice Department
  • A youth mentee from the Texas Juvenile Justice Department Mentoring Program

Webinar Materials

Event Date

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 3:00PM EDT

Event Location

Adobe Connect