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Helping moms ‘take control of their lives’ Just-Us Girls program aims to mentor troubled young mothers struggling in the justice system

September 2, 2009

The report will tell the young mother’s own story, explain her
dreams and aspirations, provide information about her support system,
her relationship with the father of her children, her criminal history
and mental-health issues.

Most importantly, though, it will outline the young mother’s plan for her own rehabilitation, counselling and programming.

she wants to attend parenting classes, or Alcoholics Anonymous, or
perhaps she has a certain psychologist she trusts. If she has committed
a crime, she will map out a concrete, achievable action that will
repair the harm caused by the offence.

The Just-Us Girls report
will allow the young mother to advocate for herself and, in the months
that follow, she has a mentor to call for support.

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