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Police Station Support Cooordinator (PSSC)

Group:Arrestee and Legal Support
Location:In-person role with XR UK (UK Wide)
Hours per week:2-4
No. spaces available:10
Meeting Time:N/A
Meeting Format:Conference call
Meeting Schedule:N/A
Essential Skills:Enthusiasm, patience, interpersonal and communication skills
Desired Skills:Interest in arrest welfare, NVDA, protest law etc (any level - this is a great opportunity to learn more)
Accessibility considerations:Access to a computer required. You would need to be able to use a computer/keyboard and participate in Zoom meetings. Closed captions can be used during meetings.

This is highly rewarding and low-risk, and an in-action role!

Police Station Support Coordinators [PSSC] ensure arrested rebels are met on release by Police Station Supporters (PSSs), by creating a rota for PSSs and offering them advice and information.

To learn more about the role, please read the information on the Rebel Toolkit/a>

Liaison with PSSs takes place via WhatsApp or Signal groups, and occasionally by phone. Arrestees can be held in custody for 24 hours after being checked in at a police station, so we need to try to ensure supporters are available throughout this period (there is usually a time gap between arrestees arriving at a station and being checked in).

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Please join the three main WhatsApp groups to do call-outs for PSSs: XR Arrestee Support: AS1 XR Arrestee Support: AS2 XR Arrestee Support: AS3

This map is used by PSSCs to find Police Stations. When arrests take place, the PSSC joins the station and then manages a rota within the station chat. here to join the Whatsapp chat(s) for a Police Station(s).

When PSS volunteers are needed for a Police Station then the PSSC will call out for PSSs on the Whatsapp chat for that station.

If you want to volunteer for this role, please join this Signal group XR Back Office New Volunteers and message in there, then the Coordinators will pick you up and offer training.

Signal is a chat app [like WhatsApp] - you can download it from the Playstore or AppStore.

Further Information
Police Station Supporters [PSS] are part of Back Office and greet released arrestees at the Police Station. The PSS volunteers work in shifts, providing emotional and practical support at the point of release, and collecting data for ongoing post-arrest support (with consent).

This role is being advertised by the following working group:

Arrestee and Legal Support

Location: XR UK (UK Wide)

The XR Arrestee and Legal Support Team has supported thousands of rebels through the arrest and court process by providing pre-action trainings, legal briefings, a 24/7 phone support line during actions where arrests are expected, and post-arrest support.

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