Do you have a genuine concern for Veterans going through legal proceedings who are in need of peer support to emerge from crisis and improve the quality of their everyday lives? Would you like to see them get the help they need in a specialized Veterans problem solving/trauma court setting rather than being sent to jail or prison? If so, the role of a Peer Mentor may be right for you!
Volunteers of America, Bill Daniel’s Veteran Service Center, is seeking Veterans of the US Armed Forces to act as a mentor, advocate, friend, and ally to Justice-Involved Veterans through veteran camaraderie, in confirmation of the unspoken bond across military branches, generations and conflicts that is shared among those who have served this country. Activities and benefits include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Participation commitment for one year (or until the participant graduates).
- Consistent court attendance (twice a month on Monday afternoons).
- Helping participants problem solve and identify solutions to common barriers.
- Sharing of personal experiences, coaching fellow Vets through success and failure, and assisting them in navigating through the Judicial system.
- Assisting the Mentor Coordinator in recruiting other Peer Mentors.
- Meeting with your Veteran at least once a month for common interests (coffee, hobbies, etc.)
- Be a US Military Veteran.
- Have genuine concern for Veterans involved in the criminal justice system.
- Have no current criminal justice involvement or prior unresolved criminal justice matters.
- Adhere to policies and procedures of the 2nd Judicial Veterans Treatment Court.
Interested? Contact Holden Young, Veteran Resource Manager at the Volunteers of America Bill Daniel’s Veteran Service Center, at 720-369-2503.