Mentoring Program Reviews

One of the main activities of the National Mentoring Resource Center Research Board is to review the research about rigorously evaluated mentoring programs to rate their currently demonstrated level of effectiveness.

Program reviews are conducted using the standards and protocols of CrimeSolutions.gov, a resource developed by the Office of Justice Programs.

Following a systematic review of all available research, each program is given an evidence rating using the following key:

 Studying Together

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Effective - Program has strong evidence that it achieves justice-related goals when implemented with fidelity.

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Promising - Program has some evidence that it achieves justice-related goals when implemented with fidelity.

Null

No effects – Program has strong evidence that it did not achieve justice-related goals (or had harmful effects).


A single study icon is used to identify programs that have been evaluated with only one study. A multiple studies icon is used to represent a greater extent of evidence supporting evidence rating.

In addition to the overall rating, the National Mentoring Resource Center provides Insights for Practitioners on each program reviewed. These commentaries highlight key takeaways, program design considerations, and implementation tips.

Learn more about the review process for programs, practices, and resources. You can also nominate additional programs, practices, and resources for review and inclusion on this site.

Name Rating Desc Insights
Note: Program name hyperlink opens full review on of CrimeSolutions.gov in a new tab/window on your browser.
*Note: N/A in the Insights for Practitioners denotes program reviews completed prior to the creation of the National Mentoring Resource Center and the Research Board; therefore, we will not be posting insights for this program review.

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