CSI Mentoring Program

The mentoring program at 000001secondchancebutton-smaller_0Community Success Initiative (CSI) is an intricate part of its reentry program, helping pair the clients with community leaders that provide support and additional resources specific to each individual’s needs. Studies have shown that formerly incarcerated persons, who are actively participating in a mentoring program, are more likely to obtain employment and stay employed longer and reestablish themselves more productively within the community, than those who do not have a mentor.

You can download a more detailed description of the program by clicking here

Would you like to become a CSI Mentor?

To volunteer for the CSI Mentoring Program, please fill out the form, which you can download by clicking here.

Mentee Agreement

The mentoring component is vital to the success of the CSI Re-entry program. Its success weighs heavily on the active participation of both the mentee and the mentor. Your agreement to the following program guidelines will ensure the integrity and success of the program. Click here to receive the form.


Mentoring as a component
of reentry

This publication was produced by the National Reentry Resource Center (NRRC), which was established in 2008 by the Second Chance Act (Public Law 110-199) and is administered by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance. The NRRC provides education, training, and technical assistance to state and local governments, tribal organizations, territories, community-based service providers, non-profit organizations, and correctional institutions working to improve reentry. To learn more about the NRRC, visit nationalreentryresourcecenter.org.

To read the entire report, click here.


Mentoring Formerly Incarcerated Adults – Public / Private Ventures (PPV)

This report explores mentoring as a tool for supporting the successful reintegration of formerly incarcerated individuals within the context of a larger reentry strategy—in this case, the “Ready4Work” model. Click here for the PDF report.


Mentoring Ex-Prisoners – US Dept. of Labor report 2007

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Research has demonstrated that mentoring programs can positively affect social, behavioral, and academic outcomes for at-risk young people. This successful approach has been modified by numerous programs to provide similar services for individuals returning from prisons and jails to our communities. The concept of a caring individual in the community helping with the preparation of release and transition back into the community is seen in thousands of reentry programs nationwide. To visit the National Reentry Resource webpage topic “Mentoring”, click here.