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The Design and Delivery of volunteering in the Criminal Justice System

This report results from the application of practice exchange and evaluation grid frameworks and describes the results of a study conducted on volunteer management, recruitment, training and support practices within the Criminal Justice System (CJS) sector. Six European countries were involved in this study as part of the JIVE (Justice Involving Volunteers in Europe) project: England & Wales, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal and Romania.

Executive Summary

The study was conducted in 2014 as part of one of the project’s workstreams – volunteer recruitment, training and support. It intends to highlight volunteering practices and work methodologies so that these programmes, countries and stakeholders may learn from others, and that informed recommendations for improving volunteer programmes may be developed.

In particular, the study aims to:

  1. Establish a comparison between volunteering programmes and European countries, in key programme areas
  2. Identify common themes and best practice between programmes and countries
  3. Propose specific recommendations for improving volunteer programmes

Download the report here

Published: November 2015

This project has the financial support of the Criminal Justice Programme of the European Union. The contents of this webpage are the sole responsibility of the project partners, above, and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Commission.

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