NOMS volunteering and mentoring project (justmentoring)
Since the launch of justmentoring, we have over 230 mentoring services listed on the directory and over 150 volunteer mentor opportunities. Potential service users and volunteers can make an instant enquiry to mentoring providers by registering and clicking on the contact buttons on the site.
List your mentoring service on the directory
To be part of this free resource for mentoring in the criminal justice sector go to the justmentoring website and click on the ‘List your service’ button (you will be asked to answer some eligibility questions). By profiling your service you can attract new service users, volunteers and partners as well as showcasing your mentoring service to commissioners. By simply logging in at any time, you can keep your details up-to-date in an instant.
The aim of justmentoring is to support the development of mentoring and volunteering services for adults with convictions through improving access to good information on mentoring services and raising the quality of mentoring services in the sector as well as increasing the number of volunteer mentors.
This NOMS-funded project is working with organisations across England and Wales that provide a specific mentoring service to adults aged 18+ within the criminal justice system in order to raise awareness of mentoring opportunities and to increase the number of volunteers and mentors within these services whether they are delivered in prison or in the community.
justmentoring for prisoners
We partnered with St Giles Trust and Prince’s Trust to develop and pilot a justmentoring module for prisoners that sits on the Virtual Campus computer learning platform, which is a secure system accessible to prisoners and prison staff. It enables prisoners to send a secure messsage to mentoring providers that take referrals from prisons and listed on the justmentoring directory.
APS accreditation offer – we’ve hit our target
We have achieved our target of getting 200 mentoring providers that work with adults with convictions to sign up to work towards the Approved Provider Standard (APS) for free as part of this NOMS-funded project. As a result, to date, 176 mentoring services have been successfully accredited with APS. This shows how together we are raising the profile and quality of mentoring services in the sector. If you missed out on the free offer, but are interested in achieving APS, take a look at our quality standard page for further details.