Victim Impact Facilitator
The Boulder County Sheriff’s Office is currently recruiting volunteer facilitators who want to make a difference and believe that people can change. Work in the jail’s Impacts of Crime classes and help inmates learn to recognize the impact of their behavior on others, and how to break their cycle of offending. This work does make a difference for yourself, for others and your community. The Victim Impact curriculum from the Office for Victims of Crime will be used as a guideline for creating the syllabus https://www.ovcttac.gov/victimimpact/
Men’s classes run for 8 weeks, meeting once per week for 2 hours on Thursdays from 3:00 – 5:00 PM (times subject to change), with an additional 2 hours of preparation time prior to class. 16 hours of training will be provided. This training will be on a weekend, 8 hours on Saturday, and 8 hours on Sunday sometime in March or April, 2017. (Exact times will be determined once all positions are filled)
The Victim Impact Team consists of four Facilitators who facilitate classes in pairs. Two facilitators will facilitate an 8 week class and then the other two facilitators will facilitate the following 8 week class with the pairs rotating every other 8 weeks. Two facilitators are more effective than one when it comes to managing the group dynamic, especially for groups of 10 or more participants. While one facilitator leads the discussion, the other can monitor the group’s response and provide additional insights. There is also less chance of burnout as sole responsibility of the class does not fall to one person.