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Mission Statement

DSHS Mission: To transform lives by creating pathways for self-sufficiency through meaningful partnerships, employment, new opportunities and effective rehabilitation services. JR Mission: Protect the Public Hold Juvenile Offenders Accountable Reduce criminal behavior through a continuum of preventative, rehabilitative, and transition programs in residence and in the community.

Description

JR Mentor Program Mentors are the Stuff of Success:

Every young person needs a mentor - a dependable adult who will care, will listen, and will advise. Ask any successful person if they had a mentor and their answer will inevitably be "yes".

Mentor Program Requirements:

  • Submit a Volunteer Application (Available from any Mentoring Coordinator listed below)
  • Pass a criminal background check
  • Attend training provided by JR
Mentor Program Commitment:

JR asks mentors to:

  • Make a commitment to mentor a youth for 12 months
  • Communicate weekly and meet in person at least once monthly with matched youth
  • Attend mentor program seminars, training, and other events as scheduled

For additional Information:

If you are interested in becoming a mentor for a young person under JRA supervision and would like to learn more about how you can participate in our program, please contact the following people:

Arturo Caballero

cabala@dshs.wa.gov

(509) 363-5039 1-877-601-2830

JR Region 1

Website

https://fortress.wa.gov/dshs/dshsroot/ask/index.asp

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