Our first contact in a new area is a ROC Conversation where we gather a wide range of community – focused people of goodwill to celebrate the good stuff that’s already happening, and discuss how to make an even better impact on the community by working together. The first outcome is a newly-formed Action Group that will plan and deliver new projects, often including ROC projects such as these. All ROC projects are run by volunteers who are supported by ROC HQ and a Regional Co-ordinator (where relevant).
A ROC Conversation is a community engagement event with results. It aims to bring together members of the local community, including representatives from community groups, Police Service, Fire and Rescue, NHS, local authority, MPs, Housing Associations, churches and faith based groups, Universities, Colleges and schools and many other agencies. We have developed a successful model with over 150 consultations already under taken and have the expertise to offer agencies who wish to engage with their local community.
ROC Restore is a form of Restorative Justice (RJ) undertaken by community members in facilitated meetings. The aim is to bring together victims and perpetrators of low level crime, anti-social behaviour and nuisance in a meeting where trained volunteers use restorative or reparative approaches to agree on a course of action for those involved. Providing the perpetrator admits liability and both consent to coming together, a meeting or forum is held to consider the issues relating to the incident.
A ROC Restore meeting is made up of members of the local community as well as representatives of churches, faith groups and other professionals.
ROC Community Mentors
ROC Community Mentoring, in partnership with COACH, is a scheme which trains and supports organisations in the delivery of a community strengthening programme. It aims to empower disadvantaged young people and families and build resilience in individuals through one-to-one mentoring.
A ROC Centre is a community hub which houses a number of projects under one roof. The Centre is locally owned and locally managed with the support of our experienced team at ROC HQ.