Gateshead Youth Offending Team - Panel Members Wanted

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Gateshead Youth Offending team is a multi-agency team. The principle aim of Gateshead Youth Offending Team is to prevent offending and reoffending by children and young people aged 10-18years. We work jointly with our partners to deal effectively with the causes of offending both pre and post court, to improve outcomes for young people and help them live crime free lives.

Young people between the age of 10 and 17 can be sentenced to a Referral Order by a Youth Court. Referral Orders can vary from 3 to 12 months. Gateshead Youth Offending team convene Community Panel members, consisting of one member from the Youth Offending Team and a minimum of two trained Referral Order Volunteers, the young person and parent/guardian. As a volunteer Panel Member you may be working directly with Victims of Crime to enable them to be given choices and choice within the criminal justice system.

What’s in it for me?

•             You will receive a comprehensive training package and ongoing training

•             Have the chance to contribute positively to young people in the community

•             Ongoing support

•             Understanding of the criminal justice system

•             Be part of a team

•             Experience

This role involves a specific commitment to five days training, the availability to work on Thursday night (potentially other days and times). 

There is a requirement to be committed to ongoing training and development and supervision and support from management within the Youth Offending Team. 

The volunteer role will be closing over the next few weeks and won’t be reopening for at least 12months

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