Over the years we have been fortunate to have numerous students and volunteers work with us to gain hands-on experience, learn about the juvenile justice system and assist us in our work. It is our goal that students and volunteers will perform specific job responsibilities that lead to practical work experiences related to the field of juvenile justice.
- Drug Court
- Skills Groups Facilitation
- Community Service
- Youth Supervision (Community Connections, Project Payback)
- Restorative Justice
- Dialogue Facilitation (through Partner Clackamas Resolution Services)
- Research and Evaluation
- Clerical Support
- All applicants will need to complete an application , an interview, reference checks, a criminal history check, and a driving history check.
- All applicants must be at least 21 years of age at the time of their experience.
- After being accepted for a student/volunteer position, a full time staff member will provide orientation regarding the Juvenile Department's policies and procedures, training, supervision and evaluation.
- All student and volunteer positions are unpaid. It is expected that persons accepted into these positions will be reliable, dependable and will carry themselves professionally.
- All program participants will be expected to learn and follow the policies and procedures of the Juvenile Department.
- All students and volunteers are accepted on a case by case basis.
Victim Impact Program Volunteer/Intern Needed
Victim Impact Program is in search of a spring/summer volunteer or intern to assist with meaningful administrative tasks that provide support to victims of juvenile offenses within our community. This volunteer would work in collaboration with the Victim Services Coordinator and Clackamas County Resolution Services to provide information and support to victims, assist in the Victim-Offender Dialogue referral process, and gather and document feedback from victims we have served in order to improve our quality of service.
Students working towards their Associates, Bachelors and Masters Degrees are interviewed and the agency works to create a learning opportunity to meet their needs. As the various colleges and universities have different expectations of hours and duties we will attempt to meet the requirements with each student. Students with a strong interest in Juvenile Corrections, Social Service, Psychology, Sociology or other related areas are encouraged to apply.
For further detail on expectations and potential learning objectives and guidelines we encourage you to read the following descriptions on our current volunteer and intern opportunities.
- Supporting Skills Groups
- Youth Tutor
- Community Connections
- Restorative Justice Intern
- Project Payback
If you are interested in this opportunity, please call 503-650-3146 and ask for the Volunteer Coordinator. All internships are full for the fall of 2018. If you are interested in future internships, email Vikki Allen at Vallen@clackamas.us.
Community and Volunteer Trainings
Dec. 11 and
Girls Circle Facilitator Training
This workshop is for adults across all sectors including education, community based programs, juvenile justice, mental and behavioral health, child welfare, substance abuse and gang prevention programs, faith based settings, and more. Find out more information and complete the application by clicking here.
The Girls Circle® model uses evidence-based principles of motivational interviewing and strengths based approaches, is trauma and culturally responsive, gender transformative, and utilizes restorative practices.
Girls Circle® is the first program in the nation proven to reduce delinquency for girls, now listed on SAMHSA’s national registry for evidence-based programs and practices.
Jan. 25 and
Juvenile Department & Restorative Justice
(This training is a pre-requisite for all other trainings.)
Feb. 4, 2019
Purposeful Facilitation of Cognitive Skills Groups
This training provides an opportunity for individuals to learn or increase their group facilitator skills through understanding the group performance curve, group dynamics and appropriate interventions to get the most out of the group process.
March 7, 2019
Effective Strategies and Interventions for Working with Youth in the Community
This training is offered to provide information and skill development to program partners, volunteers and interns as well as parents who are interested in learning effective strategies to have positive outcomes when engaging with youth in challenging circumstances. This training includes setting expectations, exploring youth perspectives, working with defiance and engaging in conflict with a strength-based lens.