The Second Chance Mentoring Program's design rotates around the involvement of volunteers.
These volunteers act as mentors to mothers and fathers ages 18 and older who are transitioning back into their community from prison. The program's goal is to reduce the high percentage of persons who repeatedly return to prison.
People returning to their communities need a supportive, positive role model at this crucial, transitional time in their lives. Their mentor can mean all the difference in making their goal of self-sufficiency and success a reality.
The mentor will also be able to enhance community safety as they help an individual decide to never return to prison.
Volunteer as a Mentor
The Bureau of Justice Assistance succinctly defines mentoring as "...a developmental relationship in which a more experienced person helps a less experienced person develop an enhanced sense of self-worth and specific knowledge and skills to increase their chance of successful reentry." As a mentor you will be a vital part of this developmental relationship.
- Must not have a felony conviction or have been incarcerated within the past 2 years
- Must be at least 18 years old
Counseling and/or other professional experience is not required for volunteers that would like to be mentors. Rather, the program values individuals who are willing to support and encouragement their mentees on a consistent basis. Regular mentor meetings and training sessions are offered.
For more information about the program or to become a mentor, contact Latrice Watson at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 317-200-3632. Apply here to get started.