Our service requires us to give regular support to community panels. These panels are designed to support victims and young people in repairing the harm caused by offending behaviour and re integrating them into the community; with a reduction in offending and re offending being a priority.
Hampshire Youth Offending Team works with young people between 10-18 years of age and our main purpose is to reduce offending and re offending and to protect the public. We are part of a multi agency team that works with young people and victims to reduce harm and reintegrate back into the community. Our volunteers form a key part in this process by running community based panels around the county that are restorative and supportive of the individuals needs.
Our volunteers will work as part of a panel, and will attend initial, review and final panel meetings throughout the order.
The volunteers will discuss and agree interventions with the young person and professionals.
The volunteers will participate in both pre and post panel discussions.
Meetings take place all over Hampshire, in various locations including Libraries, Community Centres, Parish Centres. Our team areas are based in:
NE – Farnborough
NW – Basingstoke
We are seeking volunteers who:
Are over 21 years old.
Are interested in Social Work, Criminology, The Youth Justice System, working with harmed people.
People who are able to drive and have their own transport.
Are organised and able to use initiative.
Flexible and responsive to change.
Are reliable, punctual and hardworking.
Have an approachable and friendly manner.
Commitment: We ask for at least 1 years commitment to HYOT after training is completed. There is no minimum requirement per week but the commitment needs to be regular.
Please note training takes place circular every 3 months for new volunteers.
- Suitable for under 18s
Volunteers must be 21+
- DBS check required
- Training provided
The training will consist of 6.5 days throughout the year: 3 days - Restorative Justice Training 1.5 days - Panel training 2 days - HCC Core Volunteer and Safeguarding Training
- Volunteer policy
- Covered by insurance
- Expenses reimbursed
All travel expenses (including petrol) and public transport costs will be reimbursed on submission of a HCC claim form with valid receipts. Lunch costs up to a value of £5 are also covered on training days - again when accompanied by a vaild receipt.
- Equal opportunities policy
- Written role description
- Volunteer induction
- Ongoing support
- Health and safety policy
Occasionally panels are held in the evenings too, particularly if the young person and / or accompanying parent works until 5.00pm. The latest finish will probably be no later than 7.30pm.