and screening process includes:
• Must be 25 years or older
• Not on Parole or Probation.
• Live Scan (allows criminal background checks to be processed in a quicker
amount of time with electronic finger prints).
• Three years or more clean time
• Active affiliation with a recovery fellowship (if in recovery)
• Has been released from Jail at least 5 years prior to mentoring
• References that support a desirability profile, i.e. stability in
lifestyle, strength of character
• Proof of driver’s license, car registration, and insurance
• Reliable transportation
• Accessible by phone at home, work, and/or cell phone
WHAT IS A MENTOR?
A mentor is a role model and advisor
who uses knowledge and experience to support and encourage a person who is
reentering the community after incarceration. Mentors spend time with that
person and help link them with resources to maintain a stable, crime‐free and addiction‐
free lifestyle. A mentor is not a
therapist, parole officer, parent or any other person that could possibly have
authority over the mentee.
WHAT IS A MENTEE?
is someone who is re‐entering society after being in custody and who is
with a mentor. The mentee is someone who needs support and a link
community resources in order to start on a new, healthier, happier, and
WHAT MENTORING DOES FOR A MENTOR?
• Gives the mentor a blessing and feel
of making a difference because the mentor is helping someone improve
his or her quality of life.
• Gives the mentor a different
perspective, learning experience, and new challenge.
• Gives the mentor an opportunity to
share experiences and wisdom with others who could benefit from it.
WHAT MENTORING DOES FOR A MENTEE?
• Gives the inmate hope and a
feeling that someone cares.
• Gives the inmate a different
perspective and learning experience.
• Gives the inmate a friend who will
visit, listen, and help.
• Reduce the recidivism rate of the
Butte County Jail.
• Link those in custody to resources
in the community and connect them with local people and programs to help them
effectively transition back into the community with greater opportunities and
chances for success.
Mythology: Odysseus, King of Ithica, asked his good friend, Mentor, to watch
over his son while he was in the Trojan War. Mentor became his son’s guardian
is one of the oldest forms of influence. Mentoring can be a powerful and
popular way for people to gain personal and professional skills. Today, a
mentor is considered a wise,
experienced friend, teacher, or coach.
Our mission is to help those in
custody successfully re-enter society. We do this by matching them with mentors
who give them guidance, support, resources and who link them to local programs.
Our goal is to reduce the recidivism rate in the jail and in the Alternative
Custody Unit. Thanks to the Community Mentoring Committee, which includes
representatives from the Skyway House, Jesus Center,
Church of the Nazarene, Salvation Army, STARS, and Butte County Sheriff’s
Oroville, CA 95965
Contact— Paula Felipe, Coordinator