oa Article 40 - Mentoring : a prevention, diversion, alternative sentencing and reintegration model for the child justice system

Volume 4 Number 3
  • ISSN : 1562-4382



Extracted from text ... 6 What is mentoring? Every child or young person needs a role model to look up to other than parents. When children have committed crimes, having this type of person is even more critical. A mentor can be descriptionbed as an experienced and trusted friend, big brother or sister for the child or young person and can be a guide, a friend, a coach, a responsive adult, a positive peer and a listener. This is a person who gives to a child, in a sustained and supportive relationship, wisdom, friendship, guidance and caring. The Youth Development Outreach (YDO) in Pretoria defines ..

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