The purpose of the Life Skills Mentoring Program is to prevent and reduce juvenile crime through partnerships with families, schools, communities, law enforcement and other agencies. Mentoring programs are designed to help youth achieve goals and objectives. The program offers Electronic Monitoring, Community Service/Restitution, Diversion/Truancy, Random Drug Screening, and Outreach Detention.
The program will accept male and females 12-18 years of age (special circumstances considered). The juvenile must NOT pose a threat of serious harm to the program staff and/or other participants. The juvenile must NOT have offenses listed in section 16.1-285.1 of the Juvenile Code.
The referring agency shall call the Life Skills Mentoring Program Supervisor and/or her designee. If the participant meets the program criteria and there is space in the program, an admission will be scheduled the same day if possible.
Juveniles shall not be excluded from the program nor denied access to services on the basis of race, national origin, color, creed, gender, or sexual orientation
Referrals to this program are made through the Court Service Unit or any referring agency. For questions regarding the Life Skills Mentoring Program, contact
Tracey Buzzo, Program Supervisor
400 East Main St., Salem, VA 24153
Telephone: (540) 387-6123 ext 238 Fax: (540) 387-6119
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