The role of the Volunteer Peer Mentor is to act as a coach, guide, role model, advocate and a support system as the participant progresses through the VTC process. Experiences in other courts show that Veterans are likely to respond more favorably toward another Veteran than non-veterans who do not have similar experiences.
By partnering each participant with a mentor of similar military background, it is anticipated that this active, supportive relationship will increase the likelihood that the Veteran will remain in treatment. This will improve his or her chances for a better quality of life, sobriety, and law-abiding behavior.
Peer Mentor Requirements
- Must be a Veteran of one of the five branches of the U.S. Military
- Complete a screening process
- Complete initial mentor training
- Agree to adhere to VTC policies and procedures
- Commit to mentor a veteran participant for 12 months
- Attend bi-weekly court sessions
All forms can be submitted to Phillip Weiner by fax at 336-779-6301 or by mail to PO Box 20099, Winston-Salem, NC 27120.
Please contact the VTC Coordinator for further inquiries about becoming a mentor:
Hall of Justice, Rm. 266