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Looking to Become A Mentor for VTC?
Thank you so much for your interest in becoming a mentor for Veterans Treatment Court. You are the type of person we are looking for: A Veteran who is passionate about helping a veteran in trouble. These veterans in court have a diagnosis of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or Personality Disorder which may have caused their criminal offense.
At all times, we strive to ensure our mentors have a maximum of three mentees at a time, however, the preferred amount is one.
Phases to Complete
- Phase 1:
- Initial meeting with Coordinator: Introductions, Selecting Mentorship, and Powerpoint Slides of VTC
- Phase 2:
- Review 10 Videos with length of 6-10 minutes introducing you to the program and what it is about.
- Phase 3:
- Become a Watch Stander; Suicide Training (30 minutes): https://www.thefirewatch.org/watch-standers
- Phase 4:
- Complete Background Screen and Initial Packet. Await Background Screen Results
- Phase 5:
- Sign Mentor Contract of duties: Commit for 6 Months to ensure this is what you would like to do.
- Phase 6:
- Meet Other Mentors
- Phase 7:
- Come to and view a minimum of 2 Court Sessions. Court begins at 0930.
- Phase 8:
- APPROVED: Receive first mentee to Mentor.
- There are 10 videos on the Justice for Vets Website that would greatly help you understand what we do.
- Through Justice for Vets partnership with PsychArmor, we've developed these 10 short modules to provide training on the critical fundamentals necessary to incorporate mentoring into a veterans treatment court program. They cover the core components of effective mentoring and are intended for veteran mentors, mentor coordinators, and veterans treatment court staff of any experience level.
- The first four modules include:
- What is a Veterans Treatment Court?
- Role of a Veteran Mentor
- Communications Skills
- Boundaries and Confidentiality