Free2Succeed Mentors are needed for the entire state of Idaho. This opportunity is for District 3 which encompasses Adams, Canyon, Gem, Owyhee, Payette and Washington counties.
Volunteer Mentors meet & communicate with mentees on their own schedule, in a physical location of their choosing and via phone, text, social media, etc.
The goals of the IDOC Free2Succeed mentoring initiative are to:
1. Help prepare incarcerated individuals to successfully transition from incarceration to community. 2. Reduce recidivism by providing additional opportunities for returning citizens to become productive members of their communities, and nurture societal, familial and personal responsibility. 3. Become stabilizers for families by providing services that build on family strengths and needs. 4. Reinvest in communities by promoting education, community.
Free2Succeed is the Idaho Department of Correction's community mentorship initiative. Mentoring returning citizens through critical and often difficult times will not only provide necessary guidance and support but also, quite possibly, for their loved ones. Mentors come from all walks of life, all ages, and a variety of economic, social, and educational backgrounds.
As a mentor with Free2Succeed you will help fulfill the IDOC mission of protecting the public by:
being part of the returning citizen's support system and ensuring a successful transition into Idaho's communities;
by providing accountability, trust, and a positive relationship where none may otherwise exist;
by developing partnerships with IDOC staff, faith-based organizations, and other community support groups and services;
by providing opportunities for returning citizens to change;
by providing comfort and encouragement through difficult and stressful times;
encouraging the returning citizen to attend and complete required programs, and seek positive and edifying activities to develop social and problem-solving skills.
Ideally four hours per month or more, you set your own schedule depending on the time you have available.
1. Be 25 years or older
2. Complete the Free2Succeed mentor application online
3. Complete the required training.
4. Be willing to communicate with IDOC Probation and Parole staff regarding the participant.