Building a National Mentor Corps

Training For Veteran Mentors Now Available as Fee For Service

Veterans Treatment Courts are successful in part because they link troubled veterans with volunteer veteran mentors. Justice For Vets is helping local Veterans Treatment Courts harness the camaraderie that exists among members of the Armed Forces by training veterans from the community to volunteer and serve as mentors for other veterans. The Justice For Vets Mentor Corps builds on the undeniable truth; there is no bond as strong as the one that exists between those who have fought for their country.
Mentors take the Mentor Corps oath during a statewide training in Tennessee.
Serving in the Justice for Vets Mentor Corps not only helps veterans involved in the program, it also provides the veteran mentor a critical role in the community and a sense of fulfillment that can only be achieved when one veteran saves the life of another.

The Justice For Vets Mentor Corps Boot Camp Training - Now Available On Demand

It is critical that volunteer mentors in Veterans Treatment Court receive training on how to effectively  and responsibly mentor program participants.

The two-day Justice For Vets Mentor Corps Boot Camp provides critical training for Volunteer Veteran Mentors wanting to be of service and assistance to their fellow veterans. During the Mentor Corps Boot Camp, volunteer veterans will learn how to effectively mentor struggling veterans participating in a Veterans Treatment Court. Course-work includes examining the roles, responsibilities and boundaries of veteran mentors; the unique issues facing combat veterans; and how to swiftly connect mentee veterans to the local, state and national services and benefits they have earned.

The role of Mentors in Veterans Treatment Court



 

Justice For Vets is honored to offer our Mentor Corps Boot Camp to individual jurisdictions or states. We will work with you to develop a training that fits your budget and meets your needs.

If you are interested, please contact David Pelletier at dpelletier@justiceforvets.org.

The inaugural class of the Mentor Corps prepares to be sworn in. “Veteran Mentors are the hallmark of Veterans Treatment Courts and as the coordinator of the nation’s first Veteran Mentor program, there is without a doubt a need for comprehensive mentor training.  I am proud to work with Justice For Vets to develop this one-of-a-kind training and strongly encourage all Veterans Treatment Courts to send as many mentors as possible to the Boot Camp”

 -Jack O’Connor, Buffalo VTC Veteran Mentor Coordinator

On December 5, 2013, Justice For Vets held its first Mentor Corps Boot Camp in Washington, DC. At the conclusion of the training the mentors gathered for the taking of the Mentor Corps oath: