Nottinghamshire Youth Justice Service use a range of methods to gather feedback on the service and works closely with children and young people to ensure that they have a voice and are provided with the opportunity to shape the intervention which they receive .
Young people who are involved with Nottinghamshire Youth Justice Services define Participation as;
My right to have the opportunity to be involved in making decisions, and planning and reviewing information and actions that may affect me.
This is done in lots of different ways which all fit within our participation structure.
Volunteers - Community Panel Members
Our volunteers work as Community Panel Members and play an essential role in supporting the delivery of Referral orders in Nottinghamshire Youth Justice Service. Community Panel Members work alongside Youth Justice staff to help children aged 10 to 18 years of age. Volunteers help children address the problems which have led to their offending, supporting them towards living a safe and crime free life and make a positive contribution to society.
We work to repair the harm caused by offending and reduce the risk of reoffending. Children are encouraged to take responsibility for their actions and to make amends for the offence. At panel meetings we agree a contract to address offending behaviour and other issues the children may face.
We have opportunities for volunteers to get involved with community panels in Nottinghamshire.
No experience is necessary, just enthusiasm and a commitment to making a difference in your community.
All Community Panel Members are provided with full training as part of the recruitment process and will be provided with ongoing support, supervision and training.
For further information please contact the Youth Justice duty number: 0115 804 2888.