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Derbyshire Youth Justice Service

Restorative Justice Facilitator

Derbyshire Youth Justice Service (YJS) trains volunteers for the role of Restorative Justice Facilitator, to enable participation in Youth Justice Panels, after a Referral Order has been imposed by the Court.

The Referral Order is a unique sentence, directly involving the local community, whereby volunteers are asked to get involved. Referral Orders use restorative justice to encourage young people to take responsibility for their behaviour, and at the same time, give them the opportunity to make amends.

The Referral Order Panel is chaired by volunteers from the community, assisted by a member of the YJS. The young person agrees a contract with the Panel which can include reparation or restitution to their victim, as well as undertaking a programme of interventions and activities to address their offending behaviour.

The young person attends regular review meetings with volunteers and their YJS case managers to review and monitor their progress.


Derbyshire County

Is the location accessible for those with physical disabilities or limited mobility?

Volunteering is in the home so this would be dependent on where the family lives.

Is the location accessible by public transport?



Could this role be carried out virtually or through a hybrid volunteering model?


Is a criminal record check (DBS) required for this role?


Is a driving license required?


Are expenses covered?

Yes, TRAVEL Only

What will you be doing?

What skills are required?

Willing an motivated to work with young people in a non judgemental manner.

Child first is our way of working.

Will training be given or available?

Yes, the next Volunteers Training will take place over 4 sessions on a Saturday in May 2023 at Derbyshire County Council, County Hall, Matlock, Derbyshire DE4 3AG. May 6, 12, 20,27.

Additional important information

For more information about the role please contact Sharon Brown by email or call 07881 843575.

For further information on this opportunity and more please complete this form:

Alternatively email quoting the opportunity number stated below.


Children & Young People

Volunteer Opportunity No.


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