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Court Support Volunteer - NSW Riverina - # 190328

Intellectual Disability Rights Service

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What does a JAS Volunteer do?

  • Provides emotional and practical support to a person at court, police stations, legal meetings, or correctional facilities.

  • Assists with explaining a person’s rights and outcomes including court orders and bail conditions.

  • Facilitate any communication with Court Staff, Police and Lawyers.

Who is suitable to volunteer at JAS?

  • Volunteers need to be flexible and available 1 – 2 days per fortnight (Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm).

  • Volunteers possess a non-judgemental and empathetic manner.

  • Volunteers need to have effective communication and listening skills, along with an understanding of the importance of confidentiality and boundaries.

What are the Benefits of Volunteering?

  • Volunteers are comprehensively trained enabling them to effectively support people with Cognitive Impairment.

  • Volunteers gain a range of experience associated with supporting people in the Criminal Justice System.

  • IDRS is a Centrelink approved organisation i.e. can work under the Mutual Obligations Scheme.