The Volunteer Veteran mentor Training Program establishes supportive relationships between veterans and Veterans Court participants.
As advocates and allies, volunteer mentors coach, guide and act as role models for veterans. Volunteer mentors may help with readjustment issues, including anger management, impulse control, conflict resolution skills and other issues that create a difficult reentry into civilian life.
Volunteer mentors may assist the veteran to navigate through treatment, the Veterans Court and the U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs system, but they do not assume the role of attorneys or treatment providers. All required training is completed online. Mentors are strongly encouraged, but not required, to attend the monthly Veterans Court sessions. The role of these mentors is essential to the success of our Veterans Court participants.
If you’ve served in the military and want to support a fellow Veteran in Veterans Court, please contact the Westmoreland County Veterans Court Coordinator, Patrick Michaels, at 724-830-3704 or email him.