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Police Station Supporter (PSS)

Group:Arrestee and Legal Support
Posted:10/01/2024
Location:In-person role with XR UK (UK Wide)
Hours per week:2-4
No. spaces available:1000
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: Requires a physical presence at Police Stations

This is a highly rewarding and low-risk role and an in-action role! 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).

If you have any queries please contact xr-legal@riseup.net

Please click here to join the Whatsapp chat(s) for your local Police Station(s), i.e. those nearby that you can get to. When PSS volunteers are needed for a Police Station then a call will go out on the Whatsapp chat for that station.

If you have not done PSS before please join the XR Back Office New Volunteers Signal chat and a coordinator will then message you to offer support.

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

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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