Volunteering in the criminal justice system

A new report from the Justice Involving Volunteers in Europe project, run by Clinks, is ‘The design and delivery of volunteering in the Criminal Justice System‘. It presents the results of a study conducted on volunteer recruitment, management, training and support practices within the justice systems of six European countries, and aims to highlight existing practice and work methodologies as a way of learning by example.

Clinks is also doing further research on volunteering taking place in prison, and will shortly be putting out a call for case studies of good practice in prison volunteering, followed in early January by an online questionnaire. Check their Valuing Volunteering page for updates.

Update: Clinks wants to commission written case studies from projects that are doing particularly effective work with prisons, and is offering a fee to produce a suitable case study by the end of January 2016. Expressions of interest by 15th December – see the pdf available from the Valuing Volunteering page.