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Volunteers in Prison After-Care
The Report of the Teamwork Associates Pilot Project

ISBN 9781032041629
Published November 8, 2021 by Routledge
168 Pages

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Book Description

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.

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