Thursday, October 17, 2019

Lycoming County Veterans Court

Veteran Mentoring Program

 

•48 West Third Street •Basement •Williamsport •PA• 17701•



Veteran Mentoring Program Mission Statement

 

The motto of the Mentor Program is: No One is Left Behind.   Mentors are paired with a Veteran to provide support as they work through the Veterans Court program.  Mentors are present as an ally and friend to assist Veterans through this difficult time. The shared experiences of the Mentors and Veterans are critical in assisting the Veterans regain control of their lives and successfully connect to and maintain treatment, leading to successful completion of the Lycoming County Veterans Court Program.



Applying to become a Veterans Court Mentor

 

Checklist for Applying

Application

Veteran Mentoring Program Handbook

Policy on Confidentiality



About the Program

	The veterans court model requires a veteran defendant attend court regularly, as well as mandates attendance at treatment sessions, and frequent and random testing for drug and alcohol use. Many veterans are known to have a warrior’s mentality and often refuse or fail to address their needs for physical and psychological health care. The Lycoming County Veterans Court began in 2019 to address the growing number of veterans involved in the criminal justice system.

	This Veterans Court represents a collaborative effort between the Court of Common Pleas of the 29th Judicial District, the District Attorney’s Office, the Public Defender’s Office, Lycoming County Correctional Facility, Lycoming County Adult Probation Office, local law enforcement agencies, the County Office of Veterans Affairs, and the United States Department of Veterans Affairs along with local veteran service providers.

	The key component of any successful veterans court is a veteran mentoring program.  In the program, a trained veteran mentor is paired with a veteran defendant to provide support as he/she navigates through the criminal justice system and treatment.The role of a volunteer veteran mentor is to act as a coach, guide, role model, advocate, and a support for their mentee. A volunteer veteran mentor is to encourage, guide and support their mentee as he/she progresses through the court process. Mentors are not intended to take the role of a parent, professional counselor, social worker or a doctor


 Questions about the Program?

 
Please contact Mike McMunn, Veteran Mentoring Program Coordinator
 
Phone: (570) 220-8156 or Email: covan2@verizon.net

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