Prisoners/Ex-offenders

Pact is a national charity which supports people affected by imprisonment. They provide practical and emotional support to prisoners' children and families, and to prisoners themselves. Their service works with women in prison and the community with the most challenging and complex needs and they support women back into society within the Thames Valley area. The Women's Services Project (in partnership with Thames Valley CRC) is designed to provide support to female offenders across the Thames Valley area, to encourage full integration and to promote social inclusion. Pact are looking for a Women’s Project Volunteer Mentor. The role will involve supporting facilitating drop in sessions, carrying out 1:1 mentoring support, attending appointments with service users, supporting with correspondence and form filling etc. The volunteer should have previous experience of dealing with vulnerable people, be able to respect confidentiality and have excellent interpersonal skills. Travel costs will be reimbursed.

Thames Valley Partnership is a charity which works with others to provide long term solutions to the problems of crime and social exclusion. The seek to develop and promote RJ and is recognised nationally as one of the leading agencies in this field. Restorative Justice is one strand of the work that they do. It is a carefully managed process where victims are offered the opportunity to hear from the person who offered against them and ask any questions they may have about the offence. They are looking for Volunteer Restorative Justice Facilitators. This role involves preparing victims and offenders for the RJ interventions, facilitate the conference and check that any agreement has been carried out.





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