Report: New York Community Mentoring Program Reduced Recidivism by 69 Percent
Date:  02-23-2018

Arches Transformative Mentoring Program was founded in 2012 as part of Bloomberg's New York City Young Men's Initiative
From Juvenile Justice information Exchange:

NEW YORK — Youths on probation who participated in a community mentorship program run through the New York City Department of Probation had a lesser chance of recidivism than those who didn’t, according to a study published this week.

Youths between the ages of 16 and 24 who went through the Arches Transformative Mentoring Program while on probation had a 69 percent lower recidivism rate within 12 months of starting their probation than youths who did not participate in the program, the study said. After 24 months, it was 57 percent. The strongest impact was seen with participants ages 16 and 17.

“We’ve never really seen the effects of this magnitude, particularly for this population,” said Carson Hicks, the deputy executive director of the Mayor’s Office for Economic Opportunity, the city agency that commissioned the Urban Institute to do the study. Continue reading >>>