You are warmly invited to join us, the Make Amends team, for a free lunchtime information & volunteer recruitment event.
Make Amends delivers Restorative Justice (RJ) services throughout Cornwall & Devon, commissioned by the Office for Police and Crime Commissioner, and delivered in partnership with Shekinah – a locally based charity that provides opportunities for people in recovery or seeking recovery. This may include recovery from homelessness, drug and alcohol issues, offending behaviours or mental ill health.
Restorative justice is a safe and voluntary process which brings those who have been affected by crime, into communication with those responsible, to help everyone move forward from what has happened.
The Event: We are looking for new volunteers to support our work throughout Cornwall. If you are interested in people, their stories, healing the harm caused through crime, are a great listener, with the desire to make a difference in your community, this event is for you. It will be a great opportunity to hear about our work, meet the team, find out more about what is required of an RJ volunteer, and about the excellent training and professional development opportunities we provide in return.
We really look forward to welcoming you on the 24th of March.
Who can I speak to to find out more about the event? You can call Aisa on 01803 222033 or Helen on 07395796083.
Is the event only for potential volunteers? We are actively seeking volunteers to join our service, so the event is, in part, for people who may be interested in volunteering. However, professionals and general members of the public interested in Make Amends, and our work in restorative justice, are also very welcome to come and find out more.
Is lunch provided at the event? Yes a light lunch is provided. When you book your place, please indicate if you have any dietary requirements.
Do I need to book? Yes booking is essential via Eventbrite or you can call Aisa on 01803 222033 to book or Helen on 07395796083.
What time is the event? The event is from 11.30-1.30p.m
What will I find out about? The event will begin with presentations about the organisation, about restorative justice and how it is working in Cornwall, information about volunteering and our upcoming training, and an opportunity to meet with current volunteers and some of the people we work with. Presentations will be followed by lunch and an opportunity to chat informally.
Where is the event being held? The event is being held at Kresen Kernow – Cornwall’s Archive Centre. Address: Kresen Kernow, Little Vauxhall, Redruth TR15 1AS
Is there parking at the venue? There is some limited parking at the venue. For further information about parking and public transport options please go to : https://kresenkernow.org/visit-us/
I’m interested in volunteering but cant make it to the event. Who can I speak to? You can call Aisa on 01803 222033
What is restorative justice? Restorative justice (RJ) is a safe and voluntary process which brings those who have been affected by crime into communication with those responsible to help everyone move forward from what has happened. Restorative justice focuses on the needs of both the victim and the offender, allowing both to explore what has happened, the impact that the incident has had on them and what everyone needs to move forward.
Who is it for? Restorative justice can be used for all types of crime or incident, from those which have had less impact on the people involved, to more serious or complex cases
What are the benefits? Research shows that four out of five victims who have engaged with restorative justice found that it significantly helped them to move on and would recommend it to others. People who have been affected by crime often say that they felt empowered by the process and really appreciated the opportunity to have their say and to ask questions.From an offender’s perspective, understanding the impact their behaviour has caused can help the offender turn their life around and prevent them from offending again. Everyone benefits from restorative justice in different ways because the process aims to support both victim and offender needs.