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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
The program will divert young women out of the system for a two-hour "sharing circle" during which three female volunteers from the community will listen to her side of the story and discuss what she would like to see happen in the future.
The volunteers will encourage healthy communication with caseworkers and provide information and options to support the young mother. When the circle is over, the chairwoman will write a report for the judge.