Commissioning Mentoring Programs to Prevent Gang Involvement and Youth Violence

This factsheet was created by YouthREX, from content developed in Preventing Gang Involvement and Youth Violence: Advice for those Commissioning Mentoring Programs by Robyn M. O’Connor and Stephanie Waddell

Although mentoring programs are often used as an intervention method in preventing gang involvement and youth violence, it is important to be aware of the pros and cons of such programs to make sure that mentoring is the right choice for your youth.

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What is mentoring:

A general definition of mentoring is a “one-to-one, non-judgemental relationship in which an individual (the ‘mentor’) gives time to support and encourage another (the ‘mentee’).” That being said, mentoring can take many forms and varies depending on program goals and expected outcomes.

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