Clinks, a voluntary organisation that works with offenders and their families, is providing a one-day training course in Liverpool that will prepare delegates to volunteer and work in prisons. The course will raise awareness of the prison environment and support professional engagement with those in custody.
Date: Thursday 7 November 2019
Ticket price: £75 Clinks members; £150 non-members
There will be a range of topics covered during the training session and special focus will be given to theory, self-reflection and practical guidance to help attendees to work with prisoners and within prison settings.
The training course will also provide time for discussion concerning:
- The reasons behind volunteers’ desire to work in prisons
- Any worries volunteers may have prior to embarking on prison work
- The structure and purpose of the criminal justice system
- The prison environment, its population and what to expect
- The need to reduce reoffending and approaches to doing this
- Safe and responsible working practice
- What can be expected from your first month in prison work
Two free places will be offered to those with lived experience of the criminal justice system, or those from black, Asian or minority communities. Please contact email@example.com for more information.
There is also the option to have the training delivered onsite at your organisation. For any queries regarding the Liverpool event or onsite training, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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