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Spip is looking for volunteers to sponsor offenders

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The Gironde Penitentiary Integration and Probation Service offers volunteers to sponsor people convicted in an open environment

The penitentiary integration and probation service (Spip) of the Gironde is setting up a new system which should “make it possible to restore the social link, make the perpetrators responsible, help them to regain their place in society”. This restorative justice system, “sponsorship of desistance”, will soon be available in Gironde. It involves monthly meetings of a group made up of volunteers and offenders to lead to a sponsorship: a volunteer sponsors a person placed under the care of justice (PPSMJ). They both agree to contact each other at least once a week and to attend these meetings together.

The Spip is looking for volunteers, of all ages, from all professions, living in the Bordeaux metropolis or in the Gironde. Volunteers will have a one or two day training course. The device should begin in the fall of 2021, in Bordeaux. Beforehand, information meetings and individual interviews will take place in August and September.

For any information, those interested can contact the messaging: [email protected]

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