YPI: Pathways to Justice Careers Now Recruiting Mentors


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


2140 W. Olympic Blvd, Suite 101Los Angeles, CA 90006


Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Youth Policy Institute’s Pathways to Justice Careers Programs. We are currently recruiting volunteers to help support our school based mentoring initiative. Group mentoring will take place at one of our High School complexes, Miguel Contreras or Helen Bernstein.

Pathways to Justice Careers is an education program that provides trauma informed wraparound services to at-risk 11 th and 12 th grade students. We provide case management and supportive services designed to assist participants in developing an education and/or career plan leading to employment in either emergency services, public safety, or law related fields.


Mentors must be an ACTIVE EMPLOYEE OR STUDENT OF a justice pathway including but not limited to:

  • Police Department (Police Officer, Security Guard, Correctional Officer, Probation Officer)
  • Fire Department (Firefighter, Paramedic, EMT)
  • Law Department (Paralegal, Law Clerk, Court Reporter)
  • Medical Department (Doctor, Nurse)
  • Student Majoring in Criminal Justice & Sociology

Mentors will meet with youth through monthly 2-hour sessions throughout a 1-year commitment. Mentors will be engaged in two 6-month curriculum based sessions with Mentees at either Miguel Contreras or Helen Bernstein.

Each mentor is required to attend an in-person training prior to mentoring along with a background check and TB Test. You will receive more information about these requirements after expressing interest.

We look forward to working together!

For more information, contact Maria Cortez at ysedvolunteers@ypiusa.org


  • EMT
  • Legal (General)
  • Law Enforcement
  • Healthcare
  • Safety & Disaster Education

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

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

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