Victim Impact Speaker
Waukesha County Health & Human Services
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.
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About Waukesha County Health & Human Services
Human Service Center, 514 Riverview, Waukesha, WI 53188, US
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.
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