Lancashire Police Seek Restorative Justice Volunteers To Help Repair Local Disputes

Lancashire Police are currently seeking new members to join the Restorative Justice (RJ) Team, which covers our area of the Fylde, as well as Blackpool and Wyre.

A Spokesperson said, ‘The Restorative Justice team play a key part in repairing local disputes – this could be from minor disputes at school, issues between neighbours to low level offending or even more serious, complex crimes.

We’re looking to recruit volunteers covering Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre, who’ll be allocated and responsible for a small case load. The cases that you handle will have mainly been referred from Police Officers, so your volunteering role really does make a difference in reducing demand for our frontline officers!’

The on-line application details adds that Lancashire Police wish to recruit volunteers from all walks of life to support the Lancashire Constabularies Restorative Justice Team in dealing with anti-social behaviour issues and low-level disputes by using RJ principles.

The on-line information says that the role can be challenging; however, it stresses that it is a rewarding opportunity which will directly make a positive difference to the communities involved.

Other details include:

  • Restorative Justice brings those harmed by crime or conflict, together with those individuals responsible for the harm into a safe environment to allow constructive communication, enabling everyone affected by a particular incident to play a part in repairing the harm and finding a positive way forward.
  • For this role you must have access to a vehicle or public transport (expenses can be claimed). Your main area of volunteering will predominately be Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre, but with the ability to assist in other areas of Lancashire.
  • The hours are flexible around your availability; however, Police ask for 12 months volunteering commitment for this opportunity, you will need to attend an initial 3- day RJ training course and go on to receive further training in the delivery of mediation.

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