Jean Rhodes and her colleagues receive Department of Justice Award to improve mentoring services for children of incarcerated parents.

news_oct2014University of Massachusetts Boston psychology professor Jean Rhodes, a nationally recognized expert on youth mentoring, has received a $2.5 million grant from the United States Department of Justice Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention to develop and evaluate efforts designed to bolster the effectiveness of mentors working with children of incarcerated parents.

Rhodes, the Director of the MENTOR/UMass Boston’s Center for Evidence-based Mentoring, will lead a team of practitioners and researchers in youth mentoring as they develop and evaluate a demonstration program to increase the effectiveness of these mentors.

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