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Mentoring as a Component of Reentry

"More than 600,000 people are released from America’s prisons each year and there are currently more than 4 million people on probation and parole. Adults in the criminal justice system may return from incarceration to families and communities that lack sufficient natural social supports and the resources to support positive reentry outcomes. While research has demonstrated that carefully structured, well-run mentoring programs can positively impact social, behavioral, and academic outcomes for at-risk young people, whether adults returning to their communities after incarceration can also benefit from mentoring as part of a comprehensive reentry program has yet to be determined." This report by the National Reentry Resource Center details the benefits of mentoring to a successful transition home.

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