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Our mission is to prevent or reduce youth involvement with the juvenile justice system by creating positive relationships between youth and volunteer mentors.
We are a crime prevention program and our goal is to provide an opportunity for members in the Fort Bend County area to become involved in contributing to the solution to juvenile delinquency. We believe that assisting youth in need is not just the responsibility of the juvenile justice system, but of everyone in our community.
My husband and I began mentoring with this organization several months ago. Susan and Alison are strong leaders who deeply care about the young people who receive mentors. They also regularly communicate with, encourage and express appreciation for the mentors.This is an excellent and effective program designed to support and befriend at risk young people. I strongly recommend this volunteer opportunity. I am personally humbled and blessed to be a part of this vital organization in the community.
As a person who grew up in a rough community, I understand the value of having a strong person in your life to guide you through the perils of the teenage years. For me, I had a strong family, but that's not the case with some of our local youth. I've been a mentor for almost a year and have been blessed with the opportunity to mentor several young women in detention. The administrative directors and staff as well as the folks working at the center are some of the most dedicated professionals I've ever met. They are transparent and genuinely care about the kids in custody. There have been times I decline an assignment because I prefer working with girls, but they still ask just in case I might consider. They never leave a child without a mentor. I look forward to my continued involvement with this amazing organization.
Having the opportunity to become a mentor with Fort Bend Juvenile Probation Department has been such a wonderful experience. The team is very supportive, understanding and professional. Becoming a part of the team with FBJPD has been such a blessing in so many ways. Having the opportunity to assist in changing someone's life and being that person who the mentee confides in is a beautiful thing all around. The FBJPD organization cares so much about these individuals seeking guidance and they do everything in their power to make sure that these mentees stay on track and make a life change. I do not plan on leaving FBJPD, hopefully one day I could work for them. They are really awesome!