Inmate Mentoring Program - Quick Overview
- Program developed and created by a group of inmates
- No cost to BOP
- The HOPE program is about coaching young men who are seeking guidance and support.
- Create a more positive prison culture to inspire personal growth and development.
- Provides consistent reinforcement of positive behaviors.
- Objectives: Match ten participants with coaches within the first six months; double the amount of partnerships to 20 by end of first year; expand the program to other facilities within our region by 2015; become a nationally recognized program throughout the BOP by 2020.
- Some support by staff is needed by: AW staff, Psychology, Education and Case Management.
- There are eligibility requirements for being a Coach and certain criteria to be a mentee.
- Coach requirements: 35 years old or older; served 10 or more years in prison; high school diploma or GED; make a 6 month to 1 year commitment;training; lead by example; referral from a staff member.
- Mentees: be between 10 to 30 years old; at least six months remaining until release date; referral from staff; sincere desire to receive guidance and agree to follow the rules and guidelines of the program
- Both Coaches and Mentees must fill out an application and sign and agreement committing to the guidelines of the program.
- Coach and Mentee will work on goal setting, developing a perusal relationship, and determining needs for personal development.
- Celebrating milestones - obtaining GED, anniversaries of partnerships, completing a continuing education course, etc.
Download the H.O.P.E. Program
Download the H.O.P.E. Program, including an overview, Program Director, Coach and Mentee applications, manuals and more (below).