Early intervention : youth mentoring programs : an overview of mentoring programs for young people at risk of offending


This report provides a national profile of mentoring programs for young offenders or young people at risk of offending, based on an audit and review of 21 projects. The report also identifies elements of good practice in mentoring programs, in relation to program objectives and organisational structure; the mentoring process; finding and employing mentors; selecting mentees and developing a program; and program evaluation. Tentative conclusions are drawn on the effectiveness of mentoring programs, and issues specific to Indigenous mentoring programs are discussed. The report also makes recommendations for activities to be conducted under Stage 2 of the project.

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