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Experienced Adults Eager to Mentor Individuals Reentering Society After Incarceration

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ORGANIZATION: Johnson County Department of Corrections

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We hope this message finds you in good health and high spirits. The Johnson County Department of Corrections is currently seeking dedicated individuals to serve as mentors for incarcerated adults within our facility. Our mentorship program (Mentoring 2 Excel) aims to provide guidance, support, and positive reinforcement to those individuals striving to reintegrate into society upon their release.

Our mentorship program focuses on empowering incarcerated adults to make positive life choices, develop valuable skills, and build a foundation for a successful reentry into the community. Mentors play a crucial role in this process by offering emotional support, encouragement, and practical advice to help individuals transition back into society with confidence.

The Criteria to Mentor:

  • A mentor should be open minded to working with this population.
  • Life experience is crucial. You don’t have to have walked in their shoes but being able to help guide them into being a productive member of society while navigating employment, kids, or whatever else they have going on is what is needed.
  • We ask that if a mentor has their own history of recovery that they have at least 2 to 3 years of recovery.
  • A mentor doesn't have to have all of the answers, our team approach ensures you have support throughout your entire journey with the client you are assigned. During the meetings just listen, offer feedback, and agree to work together to find solutions. After those meetings you will provide a report to the team, and we will work together to find resources available to help.

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About Johnson County Department of Corrections

Location:

920 W. Spruce, Olathe, KS 66061, US

Mission Statement

Johnson County Corrections supervises juvenile and adult offenders through progressive, effective and sound correction, rehabilitation, and recidivism reduction programs. The Corrections department forges partnerships to bridge the gap between offenders and the community by encouraging client responsibility and behavioral change.

Description

Volunteering with Adults

  • Mentors for the Mentoring 2 Excel Program
  • Structured programming that aids in behavior change
  • Skill Building

Requirements to Volunteer

  • Submit a Volunteer Interest Form
  • Attend Launch Training & Mentor Training (if applicable)
  • Pass a background check

Volunteers receive training in the areas of safety and security and our staff are committed to the safety of everyone in the facility, including volunteers. Our training covers all rules, regulations, and guideline that volunteers must know in order to be prepared to work with our clients and enter the facility. Even those with previous experience in other facilities will need to attend Launch. There is no time requirement to volunteer. We appreciate any time you are willing to give in order to help our clients.

CAUSE AREAS

Advocacy & Human Rights
Community
Justice & Legal
Advocacy & Human Rights, Community, Justice & Legal

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Lenexa, KS 66215

(38.96472,-94.7381)
 

SKILLS

  • Organization
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Critical Thinking

GOOD FOR

  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • The Commitment: -Attend training - 2 hours per year. -Once assigned we ask that you enter into a six month to one year commitment with your mentee, meeting every other week.
  • -Must pass TB skin test

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