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Juvenile Hall Volunteer

December 24, 2011

Purpose of Position
To be an adult presence to incarcerated children at Central Juvenile Hall in Los Angeles in accordance with the philosophy of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles Office of Restorative Justice.

 

Requirements and Fingerprinting 
Brief orientation by facility chaplain on the day of first visit, in-depth one-day orientation scheduled by the Archdiocesan Office of Restorative Justice, and ongoing training as required by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.  Security clearance and fingerprinting by LA County Probation Department.

 

Responsibilities

  • Faithfulness to the ministry

 

Skills Needed

  • Patience, compassion, willingness to listen
  • Ability to withhold judgment
  • Ability to establish a rapport with teenagers

 

Amount of Time Required
Minimum commitment of one Sunday per month from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., or Wednesday evenings for approximately two hours after initial training period.

 

When Ministry is Performed
Sunday morning or Wednesday evening.

 

What to Wear
All volunteers are asked to follow instructions given for initial and subsequent visits.

 

Length of Commitment
Ongoing

 

Training Required
Brief orientation by facility chaplain on the day of first visit, in-depth one-day orientation scheduled by the Archdiocesan Office of Restorative Justice, and ongoing training as required by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.

 

Additional Requirements

  • Age 21 or over
  • Valid driver’s license or state identification card
  • All volunteers are screened by the Los Angeles County Probation Department

 

Contact
Jane Argento
Detention Ministry Coordinator
PArge98257@aol.com