Mentorship is a personal relationship founded on trust and respect. Mentoring gives ex-offenders a chance to:
- Set goals
- Create a plan to reach those goals
- Establish and talk through fears and concerns for re-entering society
- Build a trusted relationship
- Receive guidance on attaining additional resources
The Centre for Social Justice defines mentoring as “a voluntary relationship of engagement, encouragement and trust. Its immediate priority is to offer support, guidance and practical assistance to offenders in the vulnerable period around their release”.
Each ex-offender has their own individual experiences, including in their upbringing, the offense they committed, their experience in prison, the...