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Mentoring works for young people at risk

JUVENILE DELINQUENCY CAN BE LOWERED with mentoring programs, according to a new systematic review.

The review has been published by the Campbell Collaboration and examines the effects of mentoring interventions on juvenile delinquency and related problems, such as school failure. The authors considered all evidence published in English between 1970 and 2011, with the final review including 164 studies that met the inclusion criteria.

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February 2014