Trained volunteer mentors provide support and encouragement to incarcerated or recently released women and men.
To request a mentor or become a mentor and/or learn about mentoring call Dorothy Chung, 585-704-9660.
With these tools participants will:
- navigate barriers.
- realize their dreams and become self-sufficient tax paying citizens.
Mentors meet regularly (twice monthly) and provide ongoing encouragement, guidance and feedback to the mentee. Mentors and mentees create an individualized re-entry plan that includes:
Specific services provided through FCAMP include:
- Referrals to other resources and service:
- substance abuse and mental health treatment.
- schooling/training, job readiness and employment programs.
- Housing and child care referrals.
- Preparing an application for a certificate of rehabilitation/sealing. Call the office at 325-7727 to start the process and participate in the Legal Action and Employability Project, Enhanced and Expanded, LAEPEE
- Assistance obtaining a birth certificate, NYS Non-drivers Identification and Social Security card
- Applying for and obtaining the rap sheet, Record of Arrest and Prosecution.
- Reviewing/correction of rap sheet.
- Referrals to Legal Assistance of Western New York, LawNY (LawNY) Monroe County Public Defender’s Office (PD) or Center for Community Alternatives (CCA).
- Advocacy with the employer or the Department of Health for licensure in New York State.
Eligible participants include individuals incarcerated or exiting the Monroe County Jail, a New York State Prison (Albion or Orleans Correctional Facilities) or a Federal Prison and planning to return to live in Monroe County. Some exceptions are made for those living in a contiguous county and are able to travel to Rochester.