Juvenile Justice Mentoring Network (JJMN)
The Juvenile Justice Mentoring Network (JJMN) helps to empower youth in our community to make positive life choices that enable them to maximize their potential. This mentoring program uses adult volunteers commit to supporting, guiding, and being a friend to a young person for a period of at least one year. By becoming part of this social network of adults and community members who care about the youth, the mentor can help them develop and reach positive academic, career and personal goals.
Who can refer to JJMN?
Willimantic Juvenile Probation officers and Willimantic Child, Youth & Family Support Center (CYFSC)
Become a JJMN Mentor and help make a difference!
Mentoring a young person will change your life! Every young person is someone who matters, and everyone deserves a chance to succeed. With just a little bit of your time invested, you can be that change, you can guide an individual towards a successful future, offer them opportunities for friendship and guidance. During your time you can assist with homework, attend sporting events, concerts in the park, or just enjoy an ice cream together! There is something for everyone…..and there is a young person out there who needs you!
Role of the Mentor:
- Take the lead in supporting a young person through on-going
- Serve as a positive role model and friend
- Build the relationship by planning and participating in activities together
- Help set goals and work towards accomplishing them
- Make a minimum one-year commitment
- Spend a minimum of eight hours per month, one-to-one, with mentee
- Communicate with the mentee on a weekly basis
- Attend an initial two-hour training session and additional two-hour training sessions twice during each year of participation in the program
- Attend optional mentor/mentee group events, mentor support groups and program recognition events.
- Be at least 21 years old
- Reside in the Windham County area
- Be interested in working with youth
- Be willing to adhere to all program policies and procedures
- Be willing to complete the application and screening process
- Be dependable and consistent in meeting the time commitments
- Attend mentor training sessions as prescribed
- Be willing to communicate regularly with program staff, submit activity information and take constructive feedback regarding mentoring activities
- Have access to an automobile, auto insurance, and a good driving record
- Have a clean criminal history
- No use of illicit drugs
- No use of alcohol or controlled substances in an inappropriate manner
- Not currently in treatment for substance abuse and have a non-addictive period of at least five years
- Not currently in treatment for a mental disorder or hospitalized for such in the past three years
TEEG is always looking for volunteers to be a mentor for this program! Help make a difference in a child’s life!
For more information contact our Clinical Program Staff by calling 860-923-3458 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.