Therapeutic Mentoring provides positive relationships for youth involved in the juvenile justice system in Lake County, IL.
Youth are matched with professional mentors who meet with them for 2-3 hours per week for up to 12 months. Mentoring is provided one-on-one and in groups.
The program seeks to assist with problem-solving, coping and self-advocacy skills, positive future orientation, progress on educational and career goals, connection to prosocial peers, family, and community, social support, access to opportunity, structures and resources, a decrease in mental/behavioral health problems and delinquent attitudes through mentoring services.
- 90% of youth will not reoffend while participating in the mentoring program
- 66% of youth will show an improved level of functioning in school/work and/or social life after program completion as demonstrated in post test scores
Contact the Therapeutic Mentor Coordinator Office at 847-548-6000 x 022