New Mentor Program Seeking Volunteers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 12, 2013
Nancy Volmer
(801) 578-3994
Cell: (801) 712-4545

SECOND DISTRICT JUVENILE COURT LAUNCHES MENTOR PROGRAM

Farmington, UT—The Second District Juvenile Court has launched a volunteer mentor program in Davis County to benefit court-involved youth. The program—Two Roads—is named after Robert Frost’s poem “The Road Not Taken.”

Mentoring has proven to lower recidivism rates for court-involved youth. Research has shown that volunteer mentors can play a powerful role in reducing drug abuse and youth violence as well as boost academic achievement.

The Two Roads program will pair a volunteer mentor with a low-risk, high-needs youth involved in Juvenile Court. Volunteers must be at least 21 years of age and commit to six-months as a mentor. In addition, volunteers are required to pass a strict screening process, which includes a background check, interview with program staff, and mentor training.

A Two Roads program orientation and training session is planned for Aug. 30. Individuals interested in volunteering should contact Second District Juvenile Court Program Coordinator Steven Jensen at (801) 447-3969 or stevenj@utcourts.gov.

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Nancy Volmer
Utah State Courts
Public Information Office
(801) 578-3994
Cell: (801) 712-4545
Fax: (801) 578-3843

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