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The Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice


USC/Pair Mentoring Project Awarded Grant

The collaboration between the University of South Carolina Department of Criminology and the Pair Education Center was named a 2017 recipient of a Colonial Life Strong Schools grant.

The grant totals $1000.00 and supports teachers in the community who are committed to preparing our children for their futures. In our department, Dr. Tia Stevens Andersen faciliates the collaborative adolescent mentoring program. Criminology students are given the opportunity to participate in an intensive helping relationship with youth from the Pair Education Center who are at risk for school failure and involvement in the justice system. The collaboration will be recognized at the Strong Schools Grant Awards Luncheon on August 11th.

Featured in the photo above are the student participants from the Spring 2017 program at the end of the year graduation ceremony with Guest Speaker TJ Gurley speaking. Click to learn more about the Adolescent Mentoring Program.