Restorative Justice Project offers training for volunteer mentors
The Restorative Justice Project of the Midcoast is offering a free training for volunteer mentors to work with their programs that serve both youth and adults who are involved in the criminal justice system. The next Waldo County Informational Session is on Thursday, Sept. 26, from 6 to 7 p.m. at the First Church of Belfast on 8 Court Street in Belfast. There will be two days of mentor training on Saturday, Sept. 28, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Thursday, Oct. 3, from 6 to 8 p.m. The training will also be held at the First Church of Belfast..
“The need for additional mentors, especially in Waldo and Knox Counties is considerable,” reports Margaret Micolichek, executive director of the Restorative Justice Project. “With additional trained mentors, we could easily double the number of persons we work with.”
Volunteers receive training in all program areas and training and support are offered throughout their volunteer time. For more information, or to download a volunteer application form, visit http://www.rjpmidcoast.org/cms/volunteer or call Denise at 338-2742 ext 102.