Mentoring as a form of support for prisoners’ children


Children of incarcerated individuals constitute an at-risk group vulnerable to exclusion, social maladjustment, and criminality. Interventions aimed at them primarily involve establishing community-based support networks and resources. Building supportive relationships within the community enables youth facing parental incarceration to overcome challenges. One such intervention is mentoring. Unfortunately, there is still a lack of evaluative research concerning mentor-mentee relationship-based programs. However, the studies conducted so far suggest that it can yield positive outcomes, mitigating some of the risks associated with parental incarceration.


mentoring; children of incarcerated parents

Published : 2024-02-02

Dzierzyńska-Breś, S. (2024). Mentoring as a form of support for prisoners’ children. Resocjalizacja Polska, (26), 83-100.

Sonia Dzierzyńska-Breś 
Uniwersytet im. Adama Mickiewicza w Poznaniu  Poland

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