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Victim Impact Speaker

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Waukesha County Health & Human Services

  • 5 people are interested

Youth in our juvenile justice system often have trouble connecting actions with consequences and recognizing the impact of their actions on real people. We are seeking to connect youth who have committed crimes against people or property with people who have experienced crimes against them or their family. Volunteer Victim Impact Speakers will share their story with youth who are part of our Youth Mediation program.

Approximately 8-10 youth will listen to your story, and with your approval, ask questions. This group is geared towards restorative justice and helping youth understand how their actions impact victims and themselves. Volunteer speakers are asked to speak quarterly, or four times per year. Speaking engagements take place weekday evenings. Ideal volunteers should have a passion and patience for helping youth understand their decisions. Volunteers should also be comfortable speaking and connecting with diverse populations and be able to present their story in an appropriate way that is suitable and impactful for youth.

Please connect with us for more information!

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About Waukesha County Health & Human Services

Location:

Human Service Center, 514 Riverview, Waukesha, WI 53188, US

Mission Statement

The Waukesha County Department of Health & Human Services [WCDHHS] is a county agency providing a wide range of confidential services designed to enhance the physical & emotional functioning of individuals and families in Waukesha County. The Department's varied & diverse services share a philosophical commitment to the dignity of the individual & a belief that individuals and families can, with proper assistance, positively respond to the challenges that life's problems & crises present.Services are available to all County residents, regardless of race creed, color, handicap or economic situation.

Description

Info & referrals. Intake & assesment. Mental Health Services. Alcohol & other Drug abuse. Child & family Services. Adolescent & Juvenile Court Services. Support Services. Economic Support Programs. Public Health Services BAckpack Coatlition, Roks [recogonizing outstanding kids]

Children & Youth
Justice & Legal

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Waukesha, WI 53188

(43.01654,-88.29477)
 

SKILLS

  • Child Welfare
  • Public Speaking

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • Quarterly- 4 times per year
  • Demonstrated maturity; highly responsible/ dependable Ability to be a safe and supportive adult Ability to work with diverse populations Good verbal skills Ability to present material in an appropriate way that will be suitable for youth

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