This Short – term Joint Staff Training Event in Lisbon was organized by Aproximar in partnership with the Directorate-General for Reintegration and Prison Services (DGRSP), Portugal.
It was focused to follow these aims:
- The participants to understand how and why to construct an effective volunteer recruitment process, and strategically prepare the prisons were they work to welcome volunteers.
- The participants to learn how to supervise volunteers to maximize retention, and the mutual benefits of creating engagement.
- The participants to explore ways to improve communications on volunteering in criminal justice across audiences, in discussions, in social media and policy influencing.
- The participants to engage with peers from prisons around Europe, and exchange practices in volunteer recruitment, retention, supervision and communication.