Will you offer a little of your life and time to help someone in trouble find theirs? Approximately 15,600 Ventura County Residents are on Probation. 1,600 are Juveniles.
Finding out you are in conflict with the law is traumatic experience. some of the minors in our care are involved with gangs, drugs and alcohol. Most come from broken homes and many have experienced abuse. Some suffer from mental illness. Most are trying to find out who and what they are and where they are going.
YOU CAN HELP!
Volunteers in Probation(VIP) works with probationers inside the institutional setting. The augment services within both detention and commitment facilities.
Volunteers are screened, trained and assigned under the supervision of probation staff. A minor who was recently released from the Juvenile Facilities(JF) attributed much of this success to the volunteers who worked with him. The minor participated in the GED tutoring program (ACT) and recently took his GED test. He is currently employed and doing very well.
You may be a volunteer if you are over the age of 18, can pass a background check and are able to relate to the needs and concerns of youth who are trying to turn their lives around. Volunteers need to be stable, patient and sincere.
All kinds of people are offering their time and interest to probationers: college students, retirees, homemakers, accountants and salespeople. Oppurtunities are as varid as those who volunteer. If we are not currently providing a program that you are interested in, share your idea with us.
Volunteers in Probation offers an opportunity to be involved in the criminal justice system at the community level. Often, it offers enthusiasm and renewed sense of hope for a better way of dealing with pressures and problems. Volunteering with probationers isn’t easy, but it’s worth it.
4333 E Vineyard Avenue
Oxnard, California 93036
Volunteer Coordinator: Gail Paap
Phone: (805) 981 5684
Reception Hours 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM
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