Intellectual Output I
Leader: Aproximar, CRL
Description: It will be a tool that will design a step process to identify Criminal Justice System needs in terms of both volunteering programs and volunteers profile/ training needs. It will help prison and probation to efficiently diagnosis their currently state of art regarding volunteering programs and needs. Some partners have a great deal of knowledge & experience implementing volunteering in their daily work that they would like to share with others.
Recommendations to sensitize EU Member States to the need to invest in the qualification of volunteering in prisons and to use cross-border activities as a catalyst for the exchange of volunteering practices which actively promote successful reintegration on release from European prisons.
Intellectual Output II
Description: The profile to be developed does not intended to be a fixed volunteering manager profile for selection processes. Instead, this profile is focus of various relevant competences to manage volunteering programmes, and it will flexible enough to be useful for different agencies & settings. The competences framework contains three main factors: categories, competences & descriptors - the behaviorally-based definitions for each competency - in an hierarchical order.This means that in each category, there are several competences, &each competence is described according with knowledge, skills, attitudes, & descriptors. The aim is to develop a self-assessment tool for volunteering managers, so they can develop awareness on their own gaps & fine-tune the training.
Intellectual Output III
Description: The first phase of the training course guide development is the creation of the curricula and programme for volunteering managers training according to the IO1 & IO2. The document will have a chapter with course themes, objectives, components, format, overall schedule, session plans, contents and pedagogic games. From this document, IO3 cordination will develop one practices and contents exchange table which will guide partners through development & compilation stage. At the same time, and also based on IO2, partners will start the recruitment, selection & selfassessment of volunteering managers. Based on self-assessment results, partners will fine tune the training pilot contents and train the trainers on prison volunteering managing. Volunteering managers will have to put into practices the knowledge acquired by piloting a training for volunteers and provide volunteers Monitoring during 6 months.
Intellectual Output IV
Leader: Centre for European Volunteering
Description: The Minimum Requirements covers the basic needs & services that are absolutely essential to ensure the quality impact of the volunteering on inmates optimum self-development and well-being. This will be designed based on CJS perception of the value of volunteering. A final report on 'Minimum Requirements for Volunteer Program in CJS Settings' should be launched explaining the methodology step-by-step & establishing the minimum requirements to ensure the desired impact of volunteering in CJS
Intellectual Output V
Leader: Bremen Ministry of Justice and Constitution
Description: This is focus in creating an online platform to bring together CJS, volunteering organisations and volunteers, allowing sharing that would otherwise not happen. The platform will be launch on a national workshop, in which it will be presented and invitation will be made for stakeholders to use it in a beta version that will become final at IO final month. It is expected that each country will involve the participants of the project to become users - volunteering managers and volunteers - but also other project stakeholders. The innovation will then drop to managers and volunteer programmes under their responsibility. Since the project targets both prison services staff, volunteering promoting organisations managers & volunteers, these tools have a high scalability potential.
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