Support an Individual Transitioning from Prison to the Community with MnCoSA
WhenIt's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.
WhereHennepin and Ramsey County1450 Energy Park DriveSuite 200Saint Paul, MN 55108
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.
- 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