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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.

Program Population

Women who are incarcerated, in community under D.O.C. supervision, participants in pre-trial services and other.

Program Capacity

We match a minimum of 25 pairs of women each year

Program Funding Source

One state contract with the D.O.C. and private funders

Start Date Year

Joanne Nelson
255 South Champlain Street
Burlington, VT 05401
United States