OJJDP's National Gang Center has posted a new blog focusing on the importance of mentoring as a component of youth gang violence intervention. The blog discusses the benefits of mentoring relationships between youth violence intervention professionals and youth impacted by or involved with gangs.
The blog describes how intervention professionals serving as mentors can support youth with gang-related concerns and life challenges, such as self-esteem, school, conflict, and trauma. The blog also highlights OJJDP-funded projects that are successfully implementing mentoring as part of their youth violence intervention efforts.
- Visit OJJDP's mentoring webpage.
- Download the In Focus: Mentoring Youth fact sheet.
- Visit OJJDP’s Youth Violence Intervention webpage.
- Follow OJJDP on Twitter and Facebook.