Different programs but the same discipline.
Fresh Start mentors meet weekly with clients at a safe place to help clients achieve a plan for reaching their goals in life—getting through probation, moving ahead in life, leaving behind past obstacles. Fresh Start does not take violent offenders or sexual predators. Men mentor men, women mentor women. Mentors are free to decline or to opt out of any client relationship. Where juveniles are involved, special training and commitment is necessary.
Voluntary Probation Mentoring = Fresh Start has representatives in each probation office in Pinellas County and is beginning in Pasco County. Clients come to us by voluntarily requesting in their probation office to be mentored. Mentoring progresses once a week for a minimum of 12 weeks using a detailed mentor-client planner to help clients complete probation successfully and change aspects of their lives.
Drug Court Mentoring = Fresh Start works with nonviolent clients of Drug Court, which is a treatment oriented process to help drug users begin a drug-free life and earn an expungement of their charges from their records. For more info on Drug Court, please view NewsletterSpring22 in our section Blog.