Volunteer Opportunity: Mentors Needed for Stark County Court of Common Pleas Reentry Court Program Reentry Court is a structured program where offenders are given the opportunity and assistance to successfully return to their community after incarceration. This transition is done in collaboration with the court, local service providers, probation/parole officers, employers, landlords, and the faith-based community. Goal of Mentor Program: Provide consistent and caring mentors to guide, support, and inspire returning offenders to develop the attitudes and skills that will help them to become successful in their personal lives, as members of their community, and in the workplace. Qualifications: Mentors must: -Have an interest in helping formally incarcerated individuals become stable, productive members of society. -Be willing to devote at least 15 minutes per week to meeting with participants in person or by phone and in addition, be willing to speak to participants during their times of need. -Must be off supervision (probation/parole) for at least 3 years, if there is a felony conviction. -Attend one training class to learn more about the policies, procedures, strategies, and plans for the Mentor Program. Training Class: Trainings will be held once per month. Only one training is required to become a mentor. To RSVP for the training class, or to obtain additional information, please contact Reentry Court Coordinator, Rebecca Haymond at 330-451-7737.