Prison & Mentor Ministries
6th Judicial District Adult Mentoring Program
Mentor & Circle of Support—Training offered throughout the year
The Department of Correctional Services needs volunteer mentors to help empower offenders in our community to
make positive life choices. The workshop cover the information you need to start mentoring. Volunteers can mentor in tow different ways:
1. Mentors can work 1-on-1 with clients, assisting them to make pro-social choices, overcomeobstacles and reach goals. The mentor develops a trusting relationship with a mentee who is screened and matched specifically for them based upon shared interests, skills, and goals.
2. Groups of mentors can also form a Circle of Support & Accountability (CSA) to support an
offender by using circle dialogue processes that allow people to respectfully discuss difficult issues in safe ways.
CSAs surround the mentee with individuals that pledge to support them and hole them accountable to their goals.
The program is about CHANGE; in beliefs, attitudes and philosophyabout reintegrating offenders into our
communities. Many of these offenders come from lives of being wounded from an early age. Help provide a positive
support for the offender as he/she transitions to re-enter the community.
"Lord, When did we see you ill or in prison, and not visit you?”