Support an Individual Transitioning from Prison to the Community with MnCoSA


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Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

Hennepin and Ramsey County1450 Energy Park DriveSuite 200Saint Paul, MN 55108
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About

Volunteers with MnCoSA work with someone convicted of a sex offense who is being released from prison. Each volunteer is in a group with 4-6 volunteers, an offender, and a staff member. Volunteering occurs in stages.
1) Volunteer Training-a free, 18 hour training (evenings & weekends) scheduled quarterly.
2) In facility meetings- about 3 meetings in the prison facility to meet the offender and get to know them and their goals. Transportation to the facility is provided.
3) Community meetings-the majority of volunteering. Meet once a week for an hour at a location in the community (typically either the halfway house they reside at or a coffee shop). Over time, meetings typically become less frequent. The goal is to provide a support system for the first year of transition.

Circle groups work on goal setting, addressing issues, and providing community support and accountability to the offender.

Skills

  • People Skills
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Problem Solving
  • Relationship Building

Good Match For

People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 Year

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