Peer Mentoring Program

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Coming this year

Our Peer Mentoring Program matches mentors (women with criminal justice histories and a college degree) with mentees - women who will be released from prison within six months. Mentors and mentees correspond monthly during incarceration and for one year post-release. CCF staff offers a 12-week curriculum inside prisons for mentees, and a training program for mentors.

Both mentors and mentees receive financial support: mentors earn stipends for their hard work, while mentees are provided MetroCards and other supports to take some of the stress away from life post-release.

We work in Taconic Correctional Facility, Bedford Hills Correctional Facility, Rikers Island, and Albion Correctional Facility.

Stay tuned for more information about the program launch!