Mentor Application (non-pretrial)

Below is the application to be a mentor in our Pre-Trial Diversion Program! Please make sure you have the following items ready to upload:

  1. Valid Driver's License with CURRENT address
  2. Copy of automobile insurance
  3. Resume with a minimum of 5 years work history, 3 personal references, and 1 professional reference

We do our best to respond to all applicants within 5 business days. If you are approved, you will need to pass a background check. The requirements to be a mentor in our program are as follows:

  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Reside within 25 miles of Defuniak Springs, Fl. 
  • Be willing to adhere to all FCM Mentoring Program policies and procedures
  • Agree to a one-year commitment to the program
  • Commit to spending a minimum of eight hours a month with the mentee
  • Be willing to communicate with the mentee weekly
  • Complete the screening procedure
  • Agree to attend mentor trainings as required
  • Be willing to communicate regularly with the program director and submit monthly meeting and activity information
  • Have access to an automobile or reliable transportation
  • Have a current driver’s license, auto insurance, and good driving record
  • Have a clean criminal history
  • Have never been accused, arrested, charged, or convicted of child abuse or molestation
  • Not be a convicted felon. If the applicant has been convicted of a felony then they may be considered only after a period of 5 years with demonstrated good behavior and an appropriate and corrective attitude regarding past behaviors.
  • Not be a user of illicit drugs 
  • Not use alcohol or controlled substances in an excessive or inappropriate manner
  • Not currently in treatment for substance abuse. If a substance abuse problem has occurred in the past the applicant must have completed a non-addictive period of at least five years 
  • Not currently be under treatment for a mental disorder or have been hospitalized for a mental disorder in the past three years
  • Not have falsified information during the course of the screening process

If you have any questions, please send an email to BEFORE submitting your application. 

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