In 2015, Justice For Vets launched the National Mentor Corps to provide formalized training for volunteer veterans working in veterans treatment court. This initiative has helped train over 1,000 volunteer veteran mentors across the nation. To enhance and standardize mentor professional development, Justice For Vets will will convene a mentor boot camp during RISE19.

This two-day training will features sessions specific to the mentor role in veterans treatment courts. Topics include mentor-mentee relationship fundamentals, boundaries, active listening skills, preventing veteran suicide and building your veteran community coalition.

Boot camp attendees will also have access to the full RISE19 conference program and can attend any session that falls outside of the required boot camp classes.

The boot camp will be sworn into the National Mentor Corps during the awe-inspiring RISE19 30th Anniversary Ceremony!


  • What is a veterans treatment court?

    8:15am - 9:15am

  • Who are our veterans that are justice-involved?

    9:30am - 10:45am

  • Plenary: Mentor-Mentee Relationship Fundamentals

    11:00am - 12:15pm

  • Lunch for Purchase in RISE19 Expo Hall

    12:15pm - 1:45pm

  • General Session

    1:45pm - 3:00pm

  • RISE19 Expo Hall Dessert Reception

    3:00pm - 4:00pm

  • Active Listening Skills

    4:00pm - 5:15pm

  • Boundaries

    5:30pm - 6:45pm

  • RISE Film Festival

    7:30pm - 9:45pm


  • Veterans Treatment Court and Suicide Prevention

    8:00am - 9:15am

  • Plenary: Mentor Self-care

    9:30am - 10:45am

  • Plenary: Building Your Veteran Community Coalition

    11:00am - 12:15pm

  • Lunch on Your Own

    12:15pm - 1:30pm

  • General Session

    1:30pm - 3:00pm

  • National Mentor Corps Swearing-in during RISE19 30th Anniversary Ceremony

    3:30pm - 5:00pm

  • RISE Film Festival

    6:00pm - 9:00pm