TDCJ Chaplaincy Mentor Training

Objectives

Characteristics

Mentee Rules

More Mentee Rules

Issues for Mentors

Unreal Expectations

Mentor Expectations

Key Information

ToDo on Visits

Mentor Issues

It is imperative that you as a mentor be cognizant of the following issues.

Follow TDCJ policy. Your opinion of policies is unimportant to your relationship with the mentee. Remember: your mentee is here because they broke the rules.

Be faithful in attendance to mentor meetings and debriefings. Your mentee is counting on you and the debriefings will provide you with ideas.

An offender’s vision rarely extends past the gate. You must make them think of the future and help them plan for it now.

Introduce accountability and responsibility. This will be a key part of their success after release.

You should pray and introduce Godly principles but remember mentoring is not a Bible study.

Be patient, build good relationship.

Offenders like to think of themselves as victims and may resist being held accountable for their past.

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