Mentoring Initiative

SCS plans to reach most of Central PA and the Philly Region through our Mentoring Initiative. If you are on Parole with the State of Pennsylvania, strongly consider getting some assistance with your re-entry through a Mentor.

SCS has  a Mentoring Initiative that is being facilitated in SCI’s, CCC’s and Groups within the Community, per the DOC Directives.

SCS has a cadre of trained, motivated and experienced facilitators, ready, willing and able to facilitate the SCS Mentoring Groups.

Our Group Facilitators and individual mentors are

Experts by Experience.”

Mentoring done right, is a “best practice” in reducing the recidivism rate!
Click below for our Mentoring Resource and Training section.

 SCS Mentoring will:

  • Assist each re entrant with the process of becoming a positive and productive citizen

  • Help the re entrant to address issues that could hamper the reentry process

  • Provide incentives for the re entrant to stay the course and encourage the necessary and appropriate change to occur

  • Work with the Counselors and Parole Agents to be intermediaries where and when needed towards the betterment of the re entrant

  • Provide a stipend for the Facilitators and Mentors as an encouragement and incentive to go above and beyond for the re entrant

  • Encourage each re entrant to successfully complete the year-long SCS Mentoring Relationship

  • Our goals are to make contact once a week, meet face-to-face at least twice a month, and have mentees attend one to two groups per month

  • The curriculum utilized will allow for follow-up, direction, and accountability

  • Each successful re entrant that completes will receive a Certificate of Completion

  • The Mentors and Facilitators are trained to assist the re entrant in navigating through the storms that arise from time to time

  • The combination of a facilitated group and the one-on-one mentoring, is a dynamic combination, designed to produce excellent outcomes

  • Re entrants who attend CRESC meetings may have some of their monthly supervision fees paid.

  • Provide assistance with any of the barriers to reentry as identified by the assessment