News  Mentor clients re-entering society after incarceration

The Office of Community Corrections offers individuals and community organizations the opportunity to mentor clients who are re-entering society after serving time in prison.
  • Office of Community Corrections
  • Massachusetts Probation Service

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Coria Holland, Communications Director

The OCC, in conjunction with the National Center for State Courts, provides the online training publication, the Reentry Mentorship Program Facilitator’s Guide . OCC, which manages the 19 Community Justice Support Centers across the state, is a division of the Massachusetts Probation Service.

“This training is designed for community organizations or individuals who wish to volunteer. They can use the materials to develop mentorship groups of their own that can help support successful reentry, “ said Vincent Lorenti, OCC Director.

Mentorship training focuses on “the role of the mentor, the path through the criminal justice system, mentorship goals, setting appropriate boundaries, factors that affect recidivism, and more.” The materials also include “references to additional information, resources, and support services to help mentees during the reentry process and provide mock scenarios to help mentors navigate situations they may encounter,” Mr. Lorenti said.

The information and printed materials were developed by the National Center for State Courts (NCSC) under a contract with the Massachusetts Probation Service (MPS) and funded by the State Justice Institute (SJI).

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  • Office of Community Corrections 

    The Office of Community Corrections (OCC) is the Massachusetts Probation Service’s intermediate sanction department. The OCC’s mission is to establish intermediate sanctions which offer a continuum of sanctions and services for probation, parole, sheriffs, and the Department of Correction. This interagency and community collaboration supports public safety.
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    MPS's main goal is to keep communities safe and to provide people on probation with the rehabilitative tools they need to live a productive and law-abiding life.
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