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).
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.
Based in Blackpool, ROC Gardens provides training and employment for unemployed young adults and looks after the gardens of hundreds of social housing residents, many of whom cannot tend their gardens themselves which can lead to potential eviction. 80% of the trainees have found employment either within the team or elsewhere.
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.
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We would love to hear from you if you’re interested in finding out more about our ROC projects. Email us for more information on how to get involved.