Volunteers in Prison After-Care
The Report of the Teamwork Associates Pilot Project
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Originally published in 1971, volunteers in the social services were being asked to undertake increasingly demanding and responsible work, particularly in the field of prison after-care. Effective professional leadership and support were therefore essential. Hugh Barr’s report describes a pilot project in London in which he tried to build effective partnership between professionals and volunteers, and between statutory and voluntary agencies. It is a report that was immediately relevant in the field of probation and after-care at the time and had implications in general for the future of the personal social services.
Separate chapters discuss recruitment, motivation, preparation, selection and supervision of the volunteers; illustrations of their work are included and an attempt is made to evaluate the results of the project. The book ends with a study of the implications for future projects and of the ever-widening scope for the volunteer, who will use his leisure to match society’s need. ‘This is a man writing about something he has a hand in creating’ (from the Foreword).
Table of Contents
Foreword. Introduction. 1. The Background to the Project 2. The Project 3. Recruitment 4. Motivation 5. Training 6. Selection 7. The Voluntary Associates 8. The Clients 9. Matching 10. The Relationship 11. Some Illustrations 12. Supervision 13. Some Effects of the Project 14. Some Implications for Future Projects 15. The Wider Involvement of the Volunteer 16. Some Implications for Organizational Structure 17. Some Implications for Probation Officers. Training Programme and Additional Tables. Index.