The Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office Veterans Diversion Program is seeking military veterans who can work with program participants as they navigate the diversionary process and receive services. The goal of the diversionary program is to reduce veteran contacts with law enforcement and reduce the number of incarcerated veterans. The program often helps veterans dealing with substance abuse who have become involved in criminal activity and those whose behavior may be the result of post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury or other issues related to their time in the military.
Mentor training is provided and participants are expected to make weekly contact with their assigned veteran either by phone or an in-person meeting.
To apply as a mentor, visit the State of New Jersey Department of Military and Veteran Affairs website.
For more information, contact Lt. Jasmin Calderon at 856-453-0486, ext. 11108 or [email protected].