Mentor for veterans
The camaraderie that exists between the men and women who have served in the armed forces is profound. Veterans treatment courts transform this bond into one of healing and empowerment. We have local veterans that are involved in the court system that need your support and guidance.
Mentors meet with their mentee on a weekly basis to offer support and encouragement and then report any progress or concerns to the assigned case manager or the judge. The veterans are in the program for 18-24 months and the support of a mentor makes the journey even more impactful for both the veteran and the mentor.
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About Lake County Community Corrections
2600 W 93rd Ave., Crown Point, IN 46307, US
The Lake County Veterans Treatment Court was established to provide alternative sentencing to offenders who are veterans of the United States Armed Services and received an honorable or less than honorable discharge.
The camaraderie that exists between the men and women who have served in the armed forces is profound. Veterans treatment courts transform this bond into one of healing and empowerment.
A key component of the veterans treatment court program is the mentor program where veteran mentors provide peer-to-peer support to veteran participants. Veterans are better served by having a support system that includes someone who understands military experience and the different aspects of military culture. Mentors participate in a supportive relationship with participants to increase the likelihood that they will remain in treatment, attain and maintain sobriety and/or stability in their mental illness, maintain law-abiding behavior and successfully readjust to civilian life.
2600 W 93rd AveCrown Point, IN 46307
August 5, 2021
- People Skills
- Problem Solving
- Verbal / Written Communication
- Veterans in the program are required to reach out to their mentors on a weekly basis. This can be a face-to-face contact or a phone call if all is going well. Mentors update the court or case manager through a phone call, email or report.
- Veteran from any branch of service.