2021 Trainings and Events

Trainings are all via Zoom and details will be shared in advance of the first session. 

To register, please contact Joanne Nelson, Director, Justice & Mentoring Programs, (802) 846-7164.

New Mentor Training

Interested in becoming a mentor? Participate in our upcoming 5-week training, Wednesdays, March 3rd – March 24, & 1 Monday session on March 29, all 5:30-7:30 PM. Our training program and ongoing support includes mentor support group meetings, education on issues which affect the re-entry process, and healthy socially –distanced events. This program advocates for criminal justice reform. Women interested in the training do not need to have prior knowledge of the criminal justice system or mentoring experience to participate. NOTE: All trainings and support will be delivered remotely via Zoom.

Session #1: Wednesday, March 3, 2021, 5:30 - 7:30 pm

Session #2: Wednesday, March 10, 2021, 5:30 - 7:30 pm

Session #3: Wednesday, March 17, 2021, 5:30 - 7:30 pm

Session #4: Wednesday, March 24, 2021, 5:30 - 7:30 pm

Session #5: Monday, March 29, 2021, 5:30 - 7:30 pm

Mentor Support Group

Support group meetings are for active, matched mentors in the Vermont Women's Mentoring Program*:

Wednesday, February 17, 2021 5:30 - 6:30 pm

Thursday, March 18, 2021 5:30 - 6:30 pm

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 5:30 - 6:30 pm

Wednesday, May 19, 2021 5:30 - 6:30 pm

*All Support group meetings are via Zoom. Please contact Joanne Nelson: jnelson@mercyconnections.org to register and receive Zoom details.