The Second Chance Reentry Initiative Mentoring Program (SCRIMP) supports safe, stable, happy and productive families by helping incarcerated and recently released individuals access the resources and training they need to be successful. Weekly Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT) groups help individuals who are prone to relapse and/or have extensive criminal histories change the thinking that would otherwise keep them stuck in the cycle of criminal thinking, unlawful behavior and repeated involvement in the criminal justice system.
In 2009, the U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance provided $298,849 to implement SCRIMP beginning Oct. 1, 2010, and lasting through Sept. 30, 2012. The Finnup Foundation provided funding to continue the program through Sept. 30, 2013. Funding for bus passes and the cell phone job search assistance portion of the program is provided by the First Christian Church’s Annual Navajo Taco Dinner and Auction fundraiser.
Participants agree to participate fully in all components of the SCRIMP program for at least six months and to cooperate with SCRIMP staff follow-up efforts for one year after program completion. Participation in local faith-based activities is encouraged but not required.
Job Search Assistance
Seeds of Hope requires participants to submit documentation of at least five job applications weekly and receipts if gift cards were used to purchase a cell phone or service in order to be eligible for future benefits. This assistance can be provided for up to three months as long as the participant continues to apply for jobs and submit documentation. After employment that pays a living wage is secured, participants are allowed to keep the cell phone but are required to purchase service independently. They may continue to receive cell phone and transportation assistance (bus passes) while working part time and seeking full-time employment or benefits.
Apply for SCRIMP
If you would like to participate in the SCRIMP program, please fill out and submit the online participant application and agreement forms below.
To find out more about the SCRIMP program, please download and view our brochure.