Arrestee & Legal Support

Roles to promote the wellbeing and legal support of all XR arrestables and arrestee activists during an action, all the way from the action site to the police station. They include arrestee supporters, legal advisers, and materials supporters ensuring that legal materials are available to all arrestees.

Police Station Supporters

What will i do?

Welcoming Rebels who have been released from police stations, providing them with snacks, blankets, love and support as well as helping them get home or back to the sites.

Training

NVDA and DNA Training/ or Induction

De-escalation training

Arrestee Supporters

What will i do?

Supporting arrestables during the Rebellion from providing legal information prior to arrests, to ensuring police station support will be there to welcome them, ensuring the arrestee has communicated with close-ones and providing food and drinks if needed.

Also includes listening and support service for arrestees up to and including any court dates.

Part of Arrestee Support Back Office Working Group

Training

Prior training provided: RISE CWUP, Arrest watch, Know Your Rights and Police Station Support

What will i do?

Receiving calls from sites regarding police action, logging arrests as they occur and passing information to police station support groups.

Part of Arrestee Support Back Office Working Group

Training

NVDA and DNA Training/ or Induction

Must have prior legal training / experience

Materials Supporters

What will i do?

Ensure that all sites have the necessary legal support materials, including the necessary amounts. Deliver legal support materials to sites. Organise printing of relevant materials in case of shortage.

Training

No training required

Arrestee Support Training

What will i do?

Want to skill up and deliver some of XR's most important training sessions? We need you! Deliver the core arrestee support training: RISE CWUP, Arrest watch, Know your rights, Police station support coordination and police station support. Also help ensure that rebels are being given the opportunity to attend the arrest support trainings during the rebellion.

Training

Prior training provided: RISE CWUP, Arrest watch, Know Your Rights and Police Station Support, Train the Trainer