About Participating Agencies
Contact Name: Emma Stevens
Contact Phone: 9603 7433
Contact Email: email@example.com
Agency type Information & Legal Services
Volunteering Activities type Counselling/mediation/ advocacy, Working with kids/youth
About the Agency Court Network is a unique, voluntary, non-legal, court support service operating throughout Victoria. Information, support and referral services are provided by approximately 300 trained volunteers supporting people accused of crime, families who have become secondary victims of crime, adults and children who have been violated or exploited by crime, and litigants who have little or no support.
Outcomes for court users include:
A safer court environment
Access to support, information and referral before, during and after a court appearance
Access to a well managed and highly trained team of volunteer Networkers
Provision of written and verbal information on relevant and appropriate community and legal services
Emotional and practical support
Assistance with arranging interpreters and disability access at the courts
Pre-court tours for people to familiarise them with the courts
Free access to services and a telephone helpline
Volunteers Court Network provides extensive induction training to all volunteers, who are known as Networkers. Ongoing professional development is provided through intensive one and two day workshops and seminars throughout the year, utilising industry experts as guest speakers. Volunteers are supervised and coordinated by a team of professional staff.
The skilled and dedicated Networkers provide assistance to about 60,000 people each year, either in court or via the telephone helpline. The volunteers contribute at all levels of the agencys operations.
NOTE: There are currently no vacancies for Networkers at Heidelberg or Ringwood Magistrates Courts. The next intake for this area will be in March 2012, but applicants will be invited to participate in the selection process only if there are vacancies at these Courts.
Vacancies VV10007 Court Network Volunteer
More information Go to VV10007 Court Network Volunteer