Source: (1999) Paper presented at the Children and Crime: Victims and Offenders Conference convened by the Australian Institute of Criminology and held in Brisbane, 17-18 June.Crowley and McIntyre explore the history of mentoring and its potential in dealing with young offenders. After explaining the importance of the Young Offenders Act of 1997 in providing a basis for using the program, the authors explore the elements of creating a mentoring program for young offenders. The One2One mentoring program is designed to work with young offenders who have been diverted from the juvenile justice program. The purpose is to provide a positive role model to build self-esteem and skills. The program is a partnership between the government and community groups. The paper outlines the steps and features needed to build a successful program.