CHARLESTON COUNTY, S.C. - The Ninth Judicial Circuit Veterans Treatment Court in Charleston County is actively recruiting mentors to assist Veterans who are working through their program. Veterans Treatment Court programs assist Veterans who have legal troubles due to substance abuse and/or mental illness. The program aims to provide Veterans with the tools and resources necessary to help them thrive and transform them into productive citizens within their communities.
The Ninth Judicial Circuit Veterans Treatment Court relies on cooperation and collaboration among the criminal justice system, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Veteran’s service organizations, and community treatment agencies to provide comprehensive treatment for Veterans. In addition to these entities, the Court also relies on Veteran Mentors. Veteran Mentors are Veterans or qualified active duty personnel of the U.S. Armed Forces who volunteer their time to assist the Court.
Mentor duties and responsibilities include meeting with your Veterans Treatment Court participant once a week for at least one hour, including participation at court. To be eligible, the mentor must be in good standing with the law and agree to adhere to all of the Ninth Judicial Circuit Veterans Treatment Court program’s policies and procedures and its mentoring program. All mentors must commit to participation for a minimum of (1) year or until Ninth Judicial Circuit Veterans Treatment Court participant graduates. Mentors must complete the required Mentor Orientation Program and any training as specified by the court prior to participation in the Ninth Judicial Circuit Veterans Treatment Court.
For more information on the Charleston County Veterans Treatment Court program, click here. To apply to become a mentor, see the flyer below.