Drug Court is a diversion program for people who have committed criminal offenses connected to having substance use disorder. Participants are placed in intensive substance abuse disorder recovery. They are regularly drug-tested, required to go to outpatient treatment, and attend recovery meetings. If participants achieve sobriety and rebuild their lives, they can graduate the program and have some or all of their offenses stricken from their record. It is a chance at a fresh start!
Mentors for adults in Drug Court help participants navigate and fulfill the requirements of their recovery plan, and help them access resources for rebuilding their lives. Mentors might help facilitate and accompany mentees to appointments, trainings for job/life skills, positive social activities, or recovery meetings. They also serve as allies and role models to their mentees, showing them the benefits of a positive and sober life.
Commitment/Requirements for Mentors:
~An understanding of the long process of recovery and the ability to be patient with someone as they heal from substance abuse and learn to live a sober life.
~Initial interview, reference check and fingerprinting for background check.
-At least one hour per week to spend with a mentee for about 1-2 years.
If you are in long-term recovery, this is a great way to continue your service! Mentors will receive consistent support and opportunities for ongoing training.
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- Adult Education
- Counseling / Mental Health
- Relationship Building
- Life Coaching
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Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 21
- Orientation or Training
- At least one hour per week for 1-2 years.