The National Service User Council is the first of its kind in the UK. It is made up of elected service user representatives from across the country. 25,737 people on probation were engaged, 235 of them recruited, trained and supported to be regional representatives, from which the 28 National Council members were elected.
COUNCILS IN PRISONS, CRCs & NPS
PEOPLE CURRENTLY ON OUR COUNCILS
MEMBERS SELECTED FROM ACROSS UK
Since then, National Council Members have supported User Voice’s projects in prisons and the wider community.
The Council plays an important role at User Voice. Council members support us to identify the key issues in the criminal justice system and then develop a plan of activity to influence the right decision makers and drive the necessary changes.
Throughout their time at User Voice, Council members are trained and supported throughout their time at User Voice. Our training programme includes modules on public speaking, project management, and research skills.