Transitions Mentoring Program

Transitions Mentoring Program for Youth in Prison is an in-prison a program operating at the Manson Youth Correctional Institution (located in Cheshire CT). This is a unique program designed for young adult male inmates, ages 15 to 23.
Established in 2000, Transitions combines:
  • in-prison life skills training
  • counseling/support groups
  • reentry planning
  • and one-on-one in-prison mentoring support.
The professional staff provides the life skills training and reentry components support, and also and they oversee the volunteer mentor component where they recruit, train, and support the volunteer mentors throughout the mentoring relationship who are matched with client inmates. As a result of this program, young adults who, when released are released to the community, youth are better prepared to succeed in obtaining employment, pursuing education, and in reconnecting relationships with family members, teachers, and employers.and others who they will come into contact with in the community.

Are you interested in volunteering for Transitions?


For more information, please contact:
John Mele
Mentoring Coordinator, Men’s Transitions, Prisoner ReEntry Programs