The integration of peer mentors with a history of incarceration is a strengths-based intervention, primarily emerging within large urban U.S. cities. The Credible Messenger Institute is an innovative training program that aims to prepare adults who were formerly incarcerated to mentor justice-involved youth. Through two focus groups, this study explored the change experiences of 11 peer mentors who participated in the 6-week training. Data analysis revealed five themes and one subtheme that identified the change outcomes and the conditions and relationships that supported internal change. Findings suggest that relationships and specific conditions were critical factors in supporting the peer mentor's identity change process. Implications and recommendations for practice and future research on peer mentor interventions with justice-involved populations are provided." data-trigger="manual" title="" class="orcid" data-html="true" data-original-title="Author Bio">Lopez-Humphreys, Mayra |
- Teater, Barbra
Urban Social Work, Vol 3, Issue 2, DOI: 10.1891/2474-86126.96.36.199
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