Youth Justice Service volunteering

Help prevent offending in children and young people.

Join the Youth Justice Service as a volunteer and help to prevent offending in children and young people, supporting them towards achieving positive, fulfilled futures. Full training will be given.

  • Appropriate Adult volunteer (Worthing and Crawley) - To support young people aged between 10-17 years when they have been arrested and held in police custody in West Sussex. The role will involve supporting them through the interview process, ensuring they understand their rights and what is happening. You will also help to facilitate communication between the young person and the Police.
  • Referral Order Panel Member (various locations across West Sussex) - To facilitate a restorative meeting with the young person post-sentencing, accompanied by their parents/carers and a Youth Justice Officer, to talk about what happened and the impact of their actions on the victim/s or community.

    Together with the young person and their parent/carer, you will then agree a plan for them to repair any harm caused and to work on areas identified that will help them to reduce their risk of reoffending and build on strengths and achievements.
 
Last updated:
30 September 2021
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