The Scottish Government has announced a funding package of up to £8 million for organisations delivering mentoring support to individuals who have been involved in offending.
This forms an extension to the Reducing Reoffending Change Fund and will support the continuation of 6 Public Social Partnerships (PSPs):
- New Routes PSP – national mentoring service for young men involved in prolific offending. Delivered by a Public Social Partnership (PSP) led by The Wise Group.
- Shine PSP – national mentoring service for women who offend. Delivered by a PSP led by Sacro.
- Barnardos / Action for Children PSP – delivering throughcare support services for young men who offend, in Ayrshire, Renfrewshire, Inverclyde & Highlands.
- Includem IMPACT PSP – delivering a programme of intensive support and mentoring to young people involved in prolific violent offending in Glasgow.
- Tayside Council on Alcohol PSP – providing support services for men and women involved in offending in the Dundee, Perth & Kinross and Angus regions.
- Voluntary Action South Lanarkshire PSP – providing mentoring for young people who offend, with particular focus on employability. South Lanarkshire area.
The full press release can be read here:
More information on the Reducing Reoffending Change Fund can be found here: http://scotland.gov.uk/Topics/archive/law-order/offender-management/changefund