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JIVE Justice involving volunteers

JIVE

Justice Involving Volunteers in Europe

 

Synopsis

JIVE aims to deliver a best practices guide, building upon the recommendations of the Policy Agenda for Volunteering in Europe.

 

Objectives

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.

 

Expected outcomes

  • 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.

 

Promoter

APROXIMAR, Portugal

 

Partners

Clinks, England & Wales

BRIK Institute – University of Bremen, Germany

Foundation 180, The Netherlands

Penal Justice Reform Foundation (RJP), Romania

GRADO, Romania

BAGAzs, Hungary

Cooperativa Sociale Cellarius, Italy

 

Associated partner

IPS_Innovative Prison Systems

 

Funding

Criminal Justice Programme, Action Grant, Best Practices Implementation (2013)

 

Time frame

01/04/2014 to 31/03/2016 (24 months)

Building a best practices guide upon the recommendations of the policy agenda for volunteering in Europe

Sector
Penitentiary

Services
Offender rehabilitation, Training and development

Where
Portugal, Romania, German, Hungary, Italy

Website
www.aproximar.pt

Contact us
ips@prisonsystems.eu