Volunteer Opportunity Details

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Position Title:Money Management Tutor, Jail Education and Transition Program
Department:Community Services
Category:Criminal Justice and Public Safety
Time Commitment or Project Date:Must be 21 years old to apply. 1-2 teaching sessions of 1/1.5 hours per week. The length of time spent with individual or groups of students is based on their needs. Sessions can be taught during the day or early evening.
Boulder County Jail, 3200 Airport Road in Boulder.
Program Summary:
The Jail Education and Transition (JET) Program prepares and supports incarcerated men and women in their successful return to the community. The program provides basic literacy, educational and life skills/reintegration classes and in-house work experience to inmates who will be transitioning out of jail. Classes are based on cognitive, evidence-based research to ensure that inmates are given the appropriate tools to function more effectively and reduce recidivism. Individual assessment for motivation is done on each inmate prior to program acceptance. They may be involved with JET for up to two years while in the jail. The money management class is a part of transition programming. By bringing volunteers with specific skills and experience into the jail, we are encouraging and reinforcing meaningful links to the community.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Teach basic money management information and skills to adult inmates at the Boulder County Jail. Subject areas could include budgeting, types of banking accounts, balancing a check book, using and abusing credit and providing family financial security. The age range of students is generally 17-29 years old. Teaching may be one-on-one, in small groups of 2-3 or in classes of 8-10, based on student needs and volunteer preference.
Qualifications and Requirements:
Must be 21 years old to apply. A knowledge of and experience with sound money management factors and techniques. A genuine interest in teaching groups and/or coaching individuals within a jail setting, and working with an ethnically and intellectually diverse population. Prior teaching experience is welcome but not required.
Application or Registration Deadline:3/1/2014 5:00 PM
Application Process:
Please visit the Justice System Volunteer Program  (JSVP)website,  http://bouldercountyjusticevolunteers.org/   or e-mail  educational/professional information about yourself to  tmatthews@bouldercounty.org
Volunteers meeting minimum qualifications complete the JSVP application form, provide names of three professional references and must pass a criminal background check. All volunteers are interviewed by the JSVP Volunteer/Intern Services Coordinator and have a second interview with the JET Program.
Training Dates and Information:
An orientation to the JET Program and opportunities to shadow several classes. All volunteers must also attend a two-hour Jail Safety class before placement.
Additional Information:
This is a great opportunity to offer practical financial knowledge to a range of students who are eager to learn and increase their skills as they transition back into the community.


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