This event has been postponed.
As a result of the evolving situation regarding Covid-19, we have unfortunately had to take the decision to postpone all Clinks and National Criminal Justice Arts Alliance events being held in March and April. We will be keeping the situation under review in order to make decisions about whether to postpone or cancel future events with the aim to provide as much notice as possible of any postponements or cancellations. We apologise for the inconvenience caused and thank you for your understanding.
We will be in contact with delegates directly with further information. Updates will also be available in our weekly Light Lunch ebulletin.
This event is now closed for online bookings. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Are you new to working in prison? Do you want to work or volunteer in prison but not sure where to begin?
This one day course aims to raise awareness of the prison environment and enable voluntary sector staff and volunteers to have meaningful and professional engagement with prisons, in their shared care of those in custody. This highly participative day led by an experienced trainer covers a wide range of topics. It will combine: theory, individual reflection and practical guidance on working in prison and with prisoners.
Who is it for?
Voluntary sector staff and volunteers new to working in prison.
What does it cover?
- Discuss why you want to work in a prison and any worries you might have
- An introduction to the criminal justice system
- Prison environment and population
- Reducing reoffending
- Safe and responsible working
- What to expect in your first month.
What doesn’t it cover?
How courts work; supporting those with a non-custodial sentence; volunteer management; security requirements of your specific prison.
This training can also be delivered in-house at your organisation. Please contact email@example.com for details.
We are offering two free places to individuals with lived experience of the criminal justice system and/or of black, Asian and minority ethnic communities. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with brief details.