Sefton CVS’s ‘Merseyside Offender Mentoring Project’ has been successful in securing National Lottery funding to work with offenders released from HMP Liverpool (regardless of sentence/ license circumstances), to deliver a mentoring service which will respond to individual offender needs (including employment, addiction, housing, education and training).
This service is further supported by a bank of Volunteer Mentors who will help and stabilize the offenders on release and help them with their action plans to reduce re-offending.
There may also be opportunities to volunteer with young offenders subject to completion of a probationary period.
To provide one to one support to a newly released offender, through a befriending relationship, enabling the mentee to re-integrate back into their community, support them with identified issues and guide them in a positive way with an overall aim to instigate them into leading a more stable and secure future.
Skills and Qualifications
o Must be able to relate and communicate well to build a rapport with offenders.
o Strong personal and professional boundaries
o Non-judgemental attitude towards Mentee but has ability to judge a situation.
o Experience of dealing positively with challenging situations and people.
o Experience of the criminal justice system preferred but not essential.
o Passionate about supporting the community and the ex-offender in helping to reduce
Training; 6 mandatory modules including safeguarding, confidentiality and criminal justice. Plus we ask other agencies to come in and give additional training.
Expenses are covered ( travel and other out of pocket.)
Merseyside Offender Mentoring Project
Burlington House, Suite 3B
3rd Floor, North Wing
Crosby Road North
Tel: 0151 920 0726 ext. 229
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