Justice Involving Volunteers in Europe
JIVE aims to deliver a best practices guide, building upon the recommendations of the Policy Agenda for Volunteering in Europe.
This two-year project aims to establish a transnational network of non-governmental organizations partners with intervention in the justice sector with the following specific objectives:
- To share experiences, knowledge and ideas;
- To share and transfer best practices, focusing on two main areas of work:
- the role and value of volunteers working with (ex) offenders, their families and victims of crime;
- working effectively in partnership with statutory and private organisations.
- A report on the current contribution and value of volunteers in the criminal justice systems in Europe for dissemination to relevant statutory and non-statutory organizations and European bodies, based on creation and design of an electronic survey;
- A best practice guide on volunteer recruitment, training and support, and volunteer training programme;
- An evaluation of current practices in cross sector partnerships to inform a report with recommendations for effective co-operation;
- Cross sector seminars to explore ideas and promote the use of volunteers in the criminal justice system and regular newsletters highlighting European practice and project developments;
- A final conference to promote and demonstrate the value of volunteers within the criminal justice system and celebrate the successes of the project.
Clinks, England & Wales
BRIK Institute – University of Bremen, Germany
Foundation 180, The Netherlands
Penal Justice Reform Foundation (RJP), Romania
Cooperativa Sociale Cellarius, Italy
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Criminal Justice Programme, Action Grant, Best Practices Implementation (2013)
01/04/2014 to 31/03/2016 (24 months)