HOPE mentors start their work beginning in the correctional facility and then follow mentees out into their communities upon release.
All mentors must go through the Screening and Training Process to participate in the program. Mentors must commit to one-year (two semesters) of mentoring once trained.
Mentors meet with their assigned mentee on a weekly basis, for hour-long sessions. All mentors submit an activity log with 24 hours of each session.
If a mentee is released during a mentors' contract, sessions will continue in the community. When possible, these sessions are in-person. In other cases, these sessions may be over phone or virtual meeting platforms.