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VSP holds OMCP graduation ceremony

Valley State Prison (VSP) held a graduation ceremony for the Offender Mentor Certification Program (OMCP), where the focus was on personal growth and positive change.

OMCP is a mentorship program. Potential mentors must complete self-help components such as Integrated Substance Use Disorder Treatment (ISUDT), skill-building courses, and classroom education on alcohol and other drugs (AOD).

“The OMCP graduates have shown incredible resilience and determination to complete this program. They have taken responsibility for their past actions and have worked hard to transform themselves. They are now equipped with the tools to be positive influences in their communities, and I have no doubt that they will continue to make positive changes in their lives and inspire others to do the same,” said Warden McVay.

The OMCP graduates were able to invite their family members to VSP to share in their graduation. The ceremony ended with a celebratory meal.

Photos by Collin Smith and Debbie Wells, Division of Rehabilitative Programs Media Center
Submitted by Lt. Humberto Gastelum

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