Are you interested in helping to empower victims of crime, community conflict and anti-social behaviour
Are you a good listener, non-judgmental and a fair minded person
Are you able to work with people from a range of diverse backgrounds and walks of life
Would you like to make a positive contribution to your community
Are you able to volunteer 95 hours per year (daytimes and/or evenings
If the answer is Yes, we are offering you the chance to become a Volunteer Restorative Justice Facilitator with the new South Gloucestershire and BANES RJ Hub and/or the Bristol Neighbour-hood Justice Project. You will gain valuable knowledge and skills in facilitating restorative justice conferences, interviewing victims and offenders and partnership working with professionals within the community and the criminal justice system.
It will be your role as a volunteer RJ facilitator to talk to those that have been harmed and those that have potentially caused the harm. You will then facilitate any resulting face-to-face meetings or correspondence to help both victims and perpetrators move forwards positively with their lives.
Volunteers will all need to have excellent communication and listening skills, attend an introductory afternoon and undergo a 3 day Accredited Restorative Justice Facilitator training course (9am to 5pm each day either in South Gloucestershire or Bristol), which will equip volunteers with the skills necessary to facilitate a conference.
Introduction Day - Thursday 2th July 2015 - 1.30 – 4.30pm at Unitarian Chapel, Brunswick Square, Bristol BS2 8PE
South Gloucestershire/BANES – 13th, 14th and 15th July at Coniston Community Centre, Pathway, South Glos
Bristol - 21st, 22nd, 23rd September at Bridewell Police Station, Bristol
For further information and an application pack please contact:
South Glos and BANES Project – Paul Holder, Bristol Mediation on 0117 9415379 or email email@example.com
Bristol Project - Jo Quinton, Bristol Neighborhood Justice Project on
0117 0117 952 9741 or email Joanne.Quinton@avonandsomerset.police.uk
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