Gateshead Youth Justice Service, Community Panel Member
Gateshead Youth Justice Service is a multi-agency team. The principle aim of Gateshead Youth Justice Service is to prevent offending and reoffending by children and young people aged 10-18 years. 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 sentences to a Referral Order by a Youth Court. Referral Orders can vary from 3 to 12 months. Gateshead Youth Justice Service convene Community Panel Members, consisting of one member from the Youth Justice Service and a minimum of two trained Referral Order volunteers, the young person and parent/guardian. As a 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 in the community
- ongoing support
- understanding of the Criminal Justice System
- Be part of a team
This role involves a specific commitment to five days training, the availability to volunteer on a Tuesday evening (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 Justice Service.