Volunteer Veteran Mentors

In veterans treatment court, volunteer veterans engage, encourage, and empower their fellow veterans to change their lives, following our Mentor Corps motto: "Leave no veteran behind."

Veterans in the community volunteer their time and energy to assist their fellow veterans participating in the veterans treatment court program with mentoring. This includes offering support in securing housing, finding a job or obtaining job training, furthering education, securing transportation, filing disability compensation claims, contesting discharge status, and generally connecting veteran participants with services available to them at the local, state, and federal level.

Currently, volunteer veteran mentors in veterans treatment courts are culled from a variety of sources, including local bar associations, institutions of higher education, chambers of commerce, veterans organizations, and veterans in the community at-large. The nation’s leading veteran service organizations (such as the American Legion, AMVETS, Vietnam Veterans of America, and Veterans of Foreign Wars) have endorsed veterans treatment courts and encourage their membership to serve as volunteer mentors.

Trigger warning: This video contains simulated combat footage.

 

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