A Las Vegas Veterans Treatment Court (VTC) mentor is a battle-buddy who, through active listening, mentee engagement and discernment helps the veteran mentee navigate VTC, while facilitating the mentee learning experience back into civilian culture and the rediscovery of purpose. The mission of the Veteran Mentor program is to assist the mentee through successful completion of the VTC program, helping give a renewed sense of purpose to the veteran…leaving no veteran behind, veteran helping veteran.
The veteran mentor is a relational battle-buddy who is there to be an insightful, non-judgmental, non-critical supporter of their Veterans Treatment Court mentee. The mentor should be a present source of encouragement for their mentee, ever reminding them to keep their eyes on the mission. A good rule of thumb is: People do not care how much you know ’til they know how much you care. Your willingness to be a discerning, patient listener will be the hallmark of your success as a mentor with Veterans Treatment Court.