Program: Volunteer Capacity Building
Vital Sign: Belonging & Engagement
Total Grant: $15,825
This project will significantly increase the abilities of Restorative Justice Victoria Society's 40+ volunteer caseworkers so they can better assist more than 250 clients (offenders and victims of crime). With additional skills, knowledge and resources, the volunteers will be able to accept the more complex files that the Society is currently having to turn away, better assess the needs of clients, divert cases from the court system, support clients as they navigate services, and more effectively resolve the confusion and harm that result from crime. This project will entail advanced training in facilitation and mentoring and will be available to volunteers from this and other Restorative Justice agencies.
The photo below shows Peacemaking Circle training led by Barry Stuart.