TDCJ Chaplaincy Mentor Training


TDCJ Policy


Mentoring Inside

Mentoring Outside


Mentoring Outside

Mentors have the privilege of continuing to interact with offenders after their release from prison.

Mentors and released offenders may exchange phone numbers. Mentors may transport mentees. Mentors and mentees may exchange gifts only if these foster aftercare objectives. Examples would include inexpensive watch, work boots, and work clothes.

Mentors may help mentees access community resources.

Mentors may serve inside, outside, and as a volunteer simultaneously.

Mentees may NOT live with the mentor.

The mentoring relationship is encouraged to continue for at least six months after the mentee's release.

Mentors have privileges after the mentee’s release that volunteers do not share. Check all the answers that are correct.
Choice 1 A mentor may pick up their mentee at the prison upon release.
Choice 2A mentor may offer an inexpensive watch to the mentee as a birthday gift.
Choice 3A mentor may assist a mentee apply for a Lone Star card.

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