2012 California Codes
WIC - Welfare and Institutions Code
DIVISION 2.5 - YOUTHS [1700 - 2106]
CHAPTER 3 - Governor’s Mentoring Partnership
For purposes of this chapter, the following definitions apply:
(a) “At-risk youth” means an individual under 21 years of age whose environment increases their chance of academic failure, alcohol and other drug use, involvement in the criminal justice system, or teen pregnancy.
(b) “Mentoring” means a relationship over a period of time in which caring and concerned adults and older youth provide support, guidance, and help to younger at-risk persons as they go through life.
(c) “Mentor-rich environments” are environments that create many opportunities for young people to interact with an array of caring adults and where youth feel respected, connected, and affirmed.
(Added by Stats. 2002, Ch. 355, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 2003.)
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