Motivations in Criminal Justice Volunteerism

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Kristelle Ann R. Torres, Hanna Betinna O. Ilagan, Christy Liane R. Niem


The main objective of this study was to assess the motivations to engage in criminal justice volunteerism. The variables included interest, career, values, and behavior. On the other hand, it aimed to establish the significant difference among the respondents' responses. The respondents of the study were one hundred forty-nine (149) volunteers from the office of the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction Management (MDRRM), volunteer probation aides of Parole and Probation Administration (PPA), and Barangay Tanods of a municipality. Along with the descriptive-comparative method of research, the study utilized a statistical formulas to interpret the data gathered, such as weighted mean, and Analysis of Variance (ANOVA). The self-constructed and content validated questionnaire which reported a good reliability index of Cronbach α= 0.87 was the data gathering tool. Based on the analysis of the findings, the researchers found that Brgy. Tanods and MDRRM volunteers were very motivated to engage in criminal justice volunteerism; while volunteer probation aides were somewhat motivated. Likewise, significant differences were found among the responses of the respondents. In line with the findings and conclusion of the study, the study recommended to attract more volunteers to be part of the organizations as this would greatly help the criminal justice process towards the improved quality of life of the community. Concerned agencies and institutions may conduct activities, programs, and seminars to engage the community in the act of volunteerism and its surprising benefits. It is also recommended that future researchers on the same topic may have a broader scope and include things such as the respondents' profiles to have a more diverse breakdown of the respondents' assessments and the differences in their assessments.

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Kristelle Ann R. Torres, Hanna Betinna O. Ilagan, Christy Liane R. Niem. (2023). Motivations in Criminal Justice Volunteerism. Journal for ReAttach Therapy and Developmental Diversities, 6(10s(2), 1320–1332. Retrieved from