Mentor Iowa primarily works with kids/youth who are involved in the juvenile court system in some capacity. We have to have a referral from a case worker or therapist. We primarily see kids being referred to us who are involved in the CINA sector of Juvenile Court. This means Child In Need of Assistance. These are cases in which there has been some form of child abuse in the home or from a caretaker. We also see referrals from case workers in the Early Services Program or Juvenile Court Officers. ESP is an early intervention program to hopefully keep youth out of juvenile court services.
I have attached a little history about Mentor Iowa, the Application and the background checks needed. If you are interested in being a mentor with Mentor Iowa, please fill these out and either fax, email, mail or drop them off at the office. If you have any questions at all, please let Marissa know! She is available through email or the phone number below.
3900 Ingersoll Suite 102
Des Moines, Ia 50312