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College of Arts & Sciences
The Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice


Adolescent Mentoring Course

The department is offering a new course, CRJU591: Adolescent Mentoring, where students can be involved in an intensive helping relationship with youth at risk for school failure and involvement in the justice system. The first six weeks of the semester are spent preparing for quality service to at-risk youth. Classes during this period focus on training in effective methods of intervention with at-risk adolescents. Once this training is complete, the class focuses solely on mentoring and case responsibilities. Students are matched with a student(s) from Pair Education Center (PEC) with one class a week meeting at PEC. The time at PEC is spent helping assigned mentees identify development goals and build competence and character to reach those goals.

The course is facilitated by Dr. Tia Andersen. Her research interests are in girls' delinquency and programming and the intersections of race, class, and gender.

This is a writing intensive course and counts toward Major and Minor requirements in Criminology and Criminal Justice.

Prerequisites include CRJU351, orientation session attendance, completion of the Adolescent Mentoring Program application, and consent of the instructor.

CRJU591: Adolescent Mentoring Flyer

Those interested in taking this course in the Fall of 2017, must attend a mandatory information session. Please email Dr. Andersen for more details (tstevens@mailbox.sc.edu).