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Independent Person - Strathmore

  • Location: Strathmore VIC
  • Commitment: Regular - more than 6 months
  • Category: Young People
  • Time Required

    Volunteers are required to be on-call for at least 2 x 12 hour shifts per week, or 1 X 12 hour shifts per week in high priority areas. *Note, volunteers are unlikely to be called to the station every shift they are rostered on, and the average time spent at the station for each call is 3 hours. . Volunteers must attend police station within 30 minutes of being called when on roster.

  • Training

    Online and face-to-face including Police Station Tour

  • Reimbursement


  • Requirements
    • Driver's Licence (C)
    • National Police Certificate *
    • Working with Children Check *

    o Driver's Licence (C)
    o National Police Certificate- Arranged through CMY *
    o Working with Children Check- Arranged through CMY *
    To attend volunteer meetings and activities on an ongoing basis. Attend compulsory training when required.

    * May be arranged via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.

YRIPP volunteers attend police interviews with young people in police custody when a parent or guardian is not available.

The Independent Person is there to compensate for the inherent disadvantage young people in police custody face when interviewed by police and clarify to them what is happening and why.

The role provides an important opportunity to support young people at a critical time and help divert those at risk of further offending. YRIPP looks for volunteers who have good communication and social skills, who are reliable, calm and self-reflective. Training and support provided. Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age.