A Highlight of Approaches to Mentoring Children of Incarcerated Parents

Friday 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Mclean


In September 2013, the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, in partnership with the White House Domestic Policy Council and Office of Public Engagement, organized a Listening Session on Mentoring Children of Incarcerated Parents. The Listening Session continues the administration’s commitment to support youth with incarcerated parents and to ensure that all young people get the best possible start in life. This workshop will briefly present a recently published paper on Mentoring Children of Incarcerated Parents, which synthesizes research and the input from the Listening Session. It will then highlight several examples of mentoring programs that serve children of incarcerated parents. The panelists will discuss three key questions: (1) How have they supported high quality mentoring relationships for children with incarcerated parents? (2) How have they have adapted their organizational structure or policies in order to best support the high quality relationships? (3) What key partnerships and collaborations have they established in order to best support the high quality mentoring relationships?

Moderator: Eugene Schneeberg


Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Target Audience: Practitioner, Executive Director/CEO, Mentoring Partnership/TA provider, Researcher, Public Policy advocate

Topic: Mentoring Program Model/Best Practices