10:00AM – 11:30AM (Note special time)
Location: CTIA Building, First Floor Conference Room, 1400 16th Street, NW, Washington, DCA new study funded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), U.S. Department of Justice, identifies effective practices and strategies to improve the point of referral in six (6) juvenile justice settings for high-risk youth who are involved in the juvenile justice system. Researching the Referral Stage of Youth Mentoring in Six Juvenile Justice Settings: An Exploratory Analysis examines best practices for referring youth to mentoring when they are in six (6) juvenile justice system settings, including Juvenile Detention, Juvenile Corrections, Juvenile Probation, Delinquency Court, Teen Court/Youth Court Diversion Programs, and Dependency Court. As a delinquency prevention and intervention option that capitalizes on the resources of local communities and caring individuals, mentoring has emerged as a promising delinquency reduction strategy for high-risk youth. This quantitative and qualitative research study provides a deeper understanding of how youth are referred to mentoring services, challenges faced during the referral process, examples of effective strategies to face the challenges, and action steps. The research was conducted by a team that included Global Youth Justice, National Partnership for Juvenile Services, and MENTOR/National Mentoring Partnership.For more information on the AYPF event, click here.