The Partnering for Success program provides mentoring services to returning citizens (ex-offenders) as they are released from incarceration. The purpose of the program is to connect returning citizens to supportive adults who want to play a role in helping persons successfully re-integrate into the community and live productive and satisfying lives.
The mentors for this program will meet the following criteria:
- Age 25 or older
- Pass a background check
- Positive employment history
- Possesses good communication skills
- Experience working with a variety of people
- Commitment to community
- Openness to diversity
- Desire to make a difference in the life of a returning citizen
- Each selected mentor will be requested to execute a formal mentoring agreement, which will limit the term of the mentoring relationship to eighteen (18) months.
Application and Selection Process for Mentors
Each individual interested in becoming a mentor will need to complete the Mentor Application Form.
In addition to completing the application, each mentor applicant will be required to submit a background investigation form, and submit the necessary background investigation fee. Individuals with a criminal history will not necessarily be precluded from serving as a mentor. Consideration will be given to the type of offense, when it occurred, and what the individual has done since the offense. After receipt of the application and background check a face-to-face interview will be scheduled with the applicant. Upon completion of the interview, a decision will be made if the individual is accepted as a mentor. If the individual is accepted, he/she will be scheduled for mentor training.