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About the Position
Position # 3904
OrganizationJohn Howard Society of Victoria
Position Communtiy Justice Volunteers Needed - Restorative Justice
Impact Statement You can't have community justice without community. Are you interested in the Criminal Justice System? Are you looking to shape justice that benefits survivors and the neighborhood you live in? Believe that people should be accountable for their choices but don't think that one choice should define them forever? If so, you'd be a great fit as a volunteer facilitator.
Description Volunteers have the option to work one-on-one or facilitating a group setting with offender(s) recently released from a federal institution. Volunteers who chooses to work one-on-one as a mentor will be matched to an offender and will provide support in various aspects of their life as they reintegrate back into society. While volunteers could also work in group settings, interacting with offenders out for ETA at a halfway house. The overall goal of this program is to enhance public safety by working closely with parole office staff, halfway house staff, and other members of the offender’s Case Management Team in order to ensure a smooth transition for the offender. Some examples of activities within the mentorship include:
• Assisting with grocery shopping/banking
• Going for coffee
• Assisting in setting, achieving and re-evaluating long and short-term
• Participating in leisure activities of interest
Training Details Must be able to attend and complete all trainings that are provided by John Howard Society and Victoria Parole.
Working Conditions John Howards head office, Victoria Parole, CRF, Public places [Parks, coffee shops]
Minimum Duration 7 - 12 months
Timing Anytime
Special Event Start Date 2024-04-01
Special Event End Date 2025-03-31
Age 19+
Ideal for An Individual, A Group, ESL/EAL
Transportation On a bus route
Area(s) of Interest Caring Support, Counselling/Conflict, Recreation/Sports
Skill(s) Facilitation and Training, Conflict Resolution, Empathy, Respect, Ethical Framework
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Contact Marielle
Phone (250) 580-6335
Address 637 Bay Street Victoria, V8T 5L2
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