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Youth Impact Speaker

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Waukesha County Health & Human Services

  • 1 person is interested

Youth in our juvenile justice system need role models. And not just any role model. They need people who have personally experienced the youth or adult criminal justice system, who have suffered consequences of negative decision making, and who are ready to share their story and help youth learn from it. These Youth Impact Speakers will share their personal story and experiences in hopes of helping youth currently involved in the system make different decisions and help steer them in a positive direction.
We are seeking a quarterly speaking commitment- roughly four times in one year. Speaking days/ times are weekday evenings. Volunteers will be part of our Youth Mediation program, speaking to 8-10 youth who have committed crimes to persons or property. The group is geared towards restorative justice and understanding crime impact and consequence. Volunteer speakers should be prepared to answer questions from youth; have a passion for working with and supporting positive change in youth; have demonstrated maturity and dependability, and have the utmost comfort effectively working with diverse populations.

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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

  • Youth Services

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • Quarterly, 4 times per year
  • Personal experience with adult/juvenile criminal justice system; Ability to openly communicate affects/ consequences of crime(s); Ability to present material in an appropriate way that is impactful for youth; ability to work with diverse population

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