Veterans Treatment Court Mentor

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We are looking for military veterans who can spend up to an hour a week supporting a fellow veteran through Veterans Treatment Court by phone, text or in-person.

What is Veterans Treatment Court?

Veterans Treatment Court (VTC) provides assistance to eligible veterans who have been charged with a crime in Ramsey County with an alternative to traditional court processes.

Veterans who voluntarily participate in VTC are connected to services that address underlying problems they may be experiencing as a result of their service to our country. All participants are assigned a volunteer veteran mentor to help guide, coach and advocate for them.

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The role of the mentor

Mentors encourage, guide and support veterans as they progress through the program.


  • Listen to the participant’s concerns.
  • Make general suggestions.
  • Assist in determining the participant’s needs.
  • Provide support at a time when the participant may feel alone in a way that only another veteran can understand.

Mentor qualities and requirements

We are looking for mentors who are:

  • Willing and active listeners.
  • Encouraging and supportive.
  • Tolerant and respectful.

Mentors must:

  • Be a veteran with honorable discharge from one of the branches of the U.S. military.
  • Spend up to an hour a week in meaningful communication with their mentee.
  • Successfully pass a criminal background check.
  • Commit to volunteering for a minimum of 18 months.
  • Complete required training.
  • Participate in additional training throughout the time of service.

Become a mentor

If you are interested in becoming a mentor, fill out the interest form below.

Want to learn more? Contact Veterans Services by phone at 651-266-2545 or email.

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