Volunteering Workshop: Restorative Justice Hub

Event Details

Date

Tue 22 January 2019 12:00-13:00

Time

noon - 1pm

Location

LW033. Ashley Building (Meet at the Student Hub)

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Volunteering Workshop: Restorative Justice Hub

Learn more about Volunteering for the Restorative Justice Hub in this short, informal Volunteering Workshop. 

Please book your place, so that we have an indication of numbers. We'll meet at the Restorative Justice Hub stall (which will be in the Student Hub, Science Centre) before heading to the room in the Ashley 2 building.

About this Volunteering Role

Would you like to work with us to help ensure victims are given a voice in the Criminal Justice process and able to find an alternative route to cope and recover from the effects of crime?

Our aim is to enable victims to have the opportunity to come into contact with the person who has caused them harm in a safe and facilitated way. Helping them find out the answers to questions and why it happened to them. The role will involve facilitating Restorative Justice interventions including face to face meetings.

What will I be doing?

  • Working with the Senior Restorative Justice Facilitators assiting them with their caseload by contacting people who have been victims of crime and those who have offended either over the phone, at their home or another mutually agreed location.

  • Clearly explaining the benefits of RJ to victims of crime and to those who have caused the harm.

  • Communicating in a way that is appropriate to the person being supported.

  • Working with people to identify their individual needs and helping them to choose options they feel are right for them.

  • Working with the Senior RJ facilitator to risk assess the case and make decision on the best way to proceed with a case.

  • Promoting the rights of people you support

  • Promoting and supporting diversity of colleagues and victims.

  • Giving information about other agencies and their procedures.

  • Delivering RJ interventions with the Senior RJ Facilitators including face to face RJ conferences.

  • Attending training, support sessions and volunteer meetings.

  • Keeping the allocated Senior RJ Practitioner and Co-ordinator informed of actions and progress on each case.

 

What are the benefits?

  • Full induction, one-to-one support for the role, and opportunities for excellent training and to develop new skills.

  • The opportunity to made a positive difference to people’s lives.

  • Learn about the Criminal Justice system and gain skills in Restorative Justice Practice.

  • Volunteers will be reimbursed for any mileage or parking expenses incurred travelling to and from the Bureau. Expenses will be submitted on a claim form and evidence will need to be provided of any parking expenses.The rate is 40p per mile.