Summarizes a comprehensive study focused on providing a greater understanding on how to develop and implement empirically based program practices to prevent or mitigate the consequences of early match terminations. The study explored relationships among mentors, youth, parents, and program staff, and investigated how participant characteristics, dyadic processes, and program practices contribute to premature match closures. The study also evaluated how mentoring programs manage the match closure process.
Prediction and Prevention of Premature Closures of Mentoring Relationships: The Study To Analyze Relationships (STAR Project)
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention