Group Mentoring: The Experience of Adolescent Mentees on Probation

Natalie Diane Cawood, Jessica Marie Wood

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Group mentoring is an innovative approach to working with vulnerable youth. This qualitative study examined a group mentoring program and the experience of youth participants involved with the juvenile justice system. Eleven mentees and two mentoring coordinators participated in a combination of focus groups and individual interviews, while participant observation was also employed. All participants indicated that the group mentoring program had a positive influence in their lives, helped them to make better choices, and provided a healthy weekly activity. Mentees identified the mentoring coordinator and the group activities as the most important aspects to the experience.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)213-229
Number of pages17
JournalSocial Work with Groups
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 2014


  • activity groups
  • community group
  • group work
  • juvenile offenders
  • mentoring

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)


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