Vermont Women's Mentoring Program
The VT Women's Mentoring Program matches criminal justice-involved women with volunteer women mentors to assist the reentry process both pre-release and post-release. Prospective mentors are trained 3 times a year for 5 weeks. Mentees and mentors meet monthly and for a minimum of one year after match, attend pro-social activities together and receive continuous support and continuing education from program staff. Mentors attend monthly mentor support group meetings.
Women who are incarcerated, in community under D.O.C. supervision, participants in pre-trial services and other.
We match a minimum of 25 pairs of women each year
One state contract with the D.O.C. and private funders